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  Damon from Bulgaria



from Bulgaria

Damon is a healthy, typically developing boy who was born in September 2005. He spent the first 11 years of his life with his biological family where he witnessed and experienced abuse and neglect. He has been living in a foster home since September 2016.

Damon has well-developed gross motor and fine motor skills and good hand-eye coordination. He understands his native language and has shown improvement in his vocabulary and ability to express himself. Damon’s focus and memorization are vastly improved when the information is of interest to him.

Since placement with the foster family Damon’s self-esteem and assertiveness have increased. He interacts well with his peers, has many friends, does not show aggression, and avoids conflicts. Damon respects the family rules and confides in his foster parents. Given his history, Damon is initially wary of strangers and is uncomfortable discussing his past with them. When he has done something wrong, Damon prefers to blame others rather than taking responsibility for his actions or admitting guilt. He enjoys playing outside with the neighborhood kids, watching TV and playing computer games.

Damon attends school regularly and is will be in 6th grade at a sports school in 2017/2018. He has difficulty finding motivation for subjects that do not appeal to him.

Damon has made progress in managing his personal hygiene and no longer requires reminders from his foster family. He is motivated to keep his room tidy as he has begun to invite friends over to the home.

Damon understands adoption and expresses the desire to be adopted into a family of his own as soon as possible.

Damon Weight Aug 2017: 34 kg Damon Height Aug 2017: 154 cm


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