Adopting Child With Down Syndrome Teaches Family More

One mother knew that adopting a child with Down syndrome would not only bring another child into her family’s home, but give her children a first hand look at how all people–regardless of special needs or otherwise–are important.

Reports of women using prenatal testing to terminate 90% of pregnancies where the fetus is diagnosed with Down syndrome have been in the media. Despite these reports, one woman argues that these children with special needs have homes waiting for them.

“We wanted to adopt a child with Down Syndrome because my husband and I both thought that people raised around siblings with special needs had a unique depth to them and we wanted to raise children of character, compassion and depth,” wrote Dr. Gina Loudon, adoptive mother.

And Louden’s son Samuel has added so much to their family!

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Crystal started in the adoption community as an intern for Adoption.com. From there she became the content manager, and has recently moved to become a content specialist. Crystal has been touched by the hundreds of articles she's read and edited from all members of the adoption triad. In her free time she loves to spend too much time on Instagram, hike around Oregon, and hang out with her husband. Show her pictures of your puppies or share some salt and vinegar chips with her, and you've got a friend for life.

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