Katya is 22 years old and also has a child of her own, Svetlina is 10 months old and is so cute! Katya lives with her boyfriend, his parents and extended family. She says at times it is very difficult but is determined to be a good mother for her child. Nikolina and Katya are determined to be the kind of mothers they wish they had had.
Several of our kids are there as well as some new ones. They were happy to see us and we spent several hours making bracelets, coloring and playing soccer (well Jennifer, Nicky and I didn't play soccer, but luckly our translator Steffi's son was there to kick the ball around with the guys!). We caught up on how they were doing. They are all teenagers now except for one small boy Joseph who loved playing chase with Nikolina's daughter Vicky.
We discovered they needed some new soccer balls and jump ropes so Vanessa and Sashco walked to the store with us to pick them out. It was time to say goodbye so there where hugs and well wishes all around.
After lunch we went to the special needs group home to see Bobo and Gloria. Both were at the orphanage. Bobo is one of the triplets that grew up in the orphanage. His brother Miso and and sister Krasa are now living in Sofia in a transitional home for orphans and are doing well. Miso takes the bus to Lom when he can to visit his brother. The home is a wonderful facility with a very caring staff. We enjoyed tossing balls, coloring and doing puzzles with the kids. We feel really good about Bobo, Gloria and the other residents. They seem happy and well cared for.