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Mixed disorders of behavior and emotions

Ivan is an artistic, intelligent 12.5-year-old boy who lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe.

Ivan is going to school, and although he has some discipline issues, he shows a desire to study and does well. His favorite subjects are National and English language and literature. He also likes gymnastics and painting.

In addition to his interest in painting, Ivan enjoys music (he is taking acoustic guitar lessons), and he takes pride in his art, preparing folders for his paintings. Ivan shows commitment to finishing his artwork once he’s begun.

Ivan shows a desire to cooperate with adults and is inclined to listen to instructions, accept other ideas and seek help.

He is physically and mentally well-developed for his age but has some institutional delays from the past. He takes care of his appearance, including his personal hygiene and keeping his clothes clean, and he has developed his own style of dressing, choosing suitable accessories, etc. Ivan can prepare his daily schedule by himself, including separate time for preparation of lessons and helping around the house.

If you would like to find out more about children available for adoption in Bulgaria, contact Upbring International Adoption: email [email protected]. You may also call 800-396-4611 and ask to speak to the International Adoption team.

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