Through the 321eConference I listened to two adoptive parents tell about their experience and the resources available through the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network. The NDSAN serves families in all 50 states and works to find Forever Families for children. The NDSAN mission “is to ensure that every child born with Down syndrome has the opportunity to grow up in a loving family.”
Sometimes adoptions are arranged prenatally and sometimes the children come through foster care. The circumstances vary as widely as the beautiful families they serve. There are open adoptions or closed. There are two primary constants: The NDSAN wants to help find and make the best match between a child and a family and every child needs a safe and loving home.