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Finding Forever Families!

You know, for years (YEARS) I kept a bassinette in my garage, just in case someone left a baby on my doorstep. No one ever did, likely because in this day and age, it doesn’t usually work that way. (Fortunately, I should add.) Nope. Children whose birth parents are unable to provide for them are a part of a system, a system I was frankly intimidated by and afraid to be involved in.


 I have recently learned that there are so many helpful resources to enable families to adopt, and today we are going to focus on a few organizations that are ready to help families adopt a child with Down syndrome.

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.

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