Find My Family: Oliver

January 31, 2019 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

In honor of National Glaucoma Awareness Month, the waiting children with glaucoma shared over the next few days are eligible for an additional $1,000 grant with Madison Adoption Associates. It is Madison’s hope and prayer that these grants will help ease some of the financial burden so that families can say “Yes!”

(If you haven’t already seen sweet Harlow and Thadd, be sure to!)

Oliver is a cute little guy, born in August of 2012, who is said to be very aware of his surroundings. He is also said to be a good sleeper. When Oliver was young, he would grasp onto his caretaker’s hand tightly. His caretakers describe him as lovely and adored.

Oliver is diagnosed as having congenital glaucoma. From a June 2018 Update: Oliver’s caretakers say that he has a cheerful personality and that he loves to laugh and be active! He enjoys cuddling and being close to other people, listen to and hum along to songs, and play with toys that make music or sounds. He can understand instructions. He is working on life skills for independence and is currently receiving language training.

Updated Measurements:
Height: 110.5 cm
Weight: 17.1 kg
Chest circ: 51 cm
Head circ: 49 cm
Foot length: 16 cm

Videos of Oliver from June 2018 can be seen here – be sure to watch them all!
Oliver 1
Oliver 2
Oliver 3
Oliver 4

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and, to celebrate that, Oliver now has a $1,500 agency grant for his adoption with Madison Adoption Associates. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions. MAA also partners with the Brittany’s Hope Foundation for matching grants, which are given out twice a year (January and July) and to families that are officially matched with a child.

Oliver needs a family with an approved home study to be able to move forward with adopting him. If you have an approved home study or a home study in process and are interested in adopting Oliver, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here.

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