Mateo

Age: 2.5

Mateo is a 2 ½-year-old little boy who enjoys holding the hand of those he is walking beside and is enamored by rhythmic music. He is currently in an orphanage in Eastern Europe anxiously awaiting his forever family.

Heart Issues, Developmental Delays

Mateo is a 2 ½-year-old little boy who enjoys holding the hand of those he is walking beside and is enamored by rhythmic music.  He is currently in an orphanage in Eastern Europe anxiously awaiting his forever family.

At only three days old, Mateo needed emergency surgery due to a congenital heart malformation, which was addressed again when he reached a year old. He is expected to receive a third and final surgery for this malformation later this year. His right leg is about 2 centimeters shorter than his left leg, and he is currently using an insole in his right shoe to align his feet when he is walking. While Mateo’s physical and psychomotor development are delayed, he is a happy child who enjoys attention and toys of all shapes and sizes.

Mateo is very calm while bathing and when he is being dressed. He also exhibits a good appetite and is a restful sleeper.

Upbring International Adoption is the primary provider facilitating adoptions from Bulgaria. Upbring partners with New Beginning Association, a foundation accredited by the Bulgarian government, to find loving and compassionate adoptive families for children living in Bulgarian orphanages. Paul is one of many waiting children in Bulgaria.


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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