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Slater from Bulgaria



from Bulgaria

Slater was born in January 2007. He has been diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder for which he takes medication. Slater has endured significant instability, living with an emotionally unstable birth mother in infancy and in multiple orphanage settings over the past 10 years.

Slater runs, jumps, kicks, catches, and throws a ball and easily navigates stairs and swings. He puts larger piece puzzles together with some help and enjoys cutting and gluing. Slater speaks using simple statements and questions but has some overall speech delays including a poor vocabulary. He has difficulty understanding cause-and-effect relationships, recognizing emotions, and adapting to unfamiliar environments and people. Slater imposes his opinion on others, rarely joins group games when invited, and may resort to aggression to procure toys or belongings from other children. He does not take responsibility for his actions nor react well to criticism. Slater seeks contact with known adults, especially when afraid, and likes to stay in the staff room and draw or talk about his day.

In the 2016/2017 school year Slater completed 3rd grade in an individual education program working with a resource teacher. He struggles to concentrate, often distracts the other children, and leaves the classroom at will. Slater eats and sleeps well, takes care of his personal hygiene with prompting, makes his bed, and puts away his clothes. He likes music, dancing, puzzles, Legos, and playing with cars. Slater has a positive attitude towards adoption.

Weight at Birth: 2.300 kg Height at Birth: 44 cm


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