Who would want to adopt a baby with Down syndrome?
Well, we would. Growing up with a sister with Down syndrome was a very positive experience for me. So positive, in fact, that my husband and I decided to start our family by adopting a baby with Down syndrome.
But, are we the exception?
Elizabeth & Josie - April 2010
According to the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network:
Adoptive families contact the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network when they have a strong desire to adopt a child with Down syndrome. Many of these families have experienced living with and loving a child or an adult with Down syndrome. They may themselves be birth parents or adoptive parents of a child with Down syndrome, they may have worked professionally with a client or student with Down syndrome, or they may have spent time with an individual with Down syndrome in their church or community.
The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network has a list of more than 200 families waiting to adopt a child with Down syndrome.
So apparently it's not just us!