Oliver’s medical condition does not require any medical intervention at this time. His urine is cultured every month to check for infections and he has had 2 infections in his entire life, which were appropriately treated with medication.
Developmentally, Oliver has delays that are common in a child being raised in an institution. At the time of assessment, he was 26 months old and was assessed to be at an 18 month level. Oliver walks, feeds himself, and plays appropriately with toys. He has a 1:1 caregiver that spends time with him each day. He is bonded to her and seeks her out for help. When playing with toys, he was observed turning, transferring from one hand to the other, opening, turning the pages, pushing a button and tapping with the whole palm in an expectation to provoke a sound from the toy. He was observed walking around outside where he explored the environment and mimicked picking a flower. He is shy, but he interacts appropriately with familiar staff members. He mimics their actions and follows simple directions.
UPDATE March 2017: Oliver is a happy child who likes to play with cars, listen to music and take walks. He likes to be praised and doesn’t like to be interrupted. He also likes to draw and play with playdough. He takes some time to warm up to unfamiliar adults.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.
Oliver shows facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure