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A Wide World Awaits Ilya

IlyaLife in an institution is the only life six-year-old IIya knows [Note: this is not his real name and photo]. There is so much more to the world than the walls of an orphanage, and nothing would be better for this Bulgarian boy than to be adopted into a loving family in Texas. Everyone working in LSS adoption services wants to make that happen as soon as possible for Ilya.

Born in the Bulgarian town of Sofia May 13, 2005, Ilya is in healthy physical condition (he very rarely gets sick!) but has experienced developmental delays, particularly in speech and language. This is not uncommon for children who have lived in an orphanage since infancy, and he attends a center for early intervention twice a week. Ilya’s self-help skills include being able to feed and dress himself independently, but he currently needs some assistance and reminders for washing his hands, bathing, and brushing his teeth.

A bit of a loner, Ilya seems to prefer solitary play with his favorite toys and objects, which he likes to arrange in a circle. He seeks the approval and attention of caregivers and is at a critical point in his life when the stability (and more importantly the love) of a family is the ticket to the future he deserves.

We would be happy to share Ilya’s pictures and detailed information with you. If interested, please contact Konnie Gregg by e-mail at [email protected] or call either 512-454-4611 or 800-396-4611.

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