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Down Syndrome Adoption Guide

An extra chromosome is anything but a disability.

Ellen Haws June 20, 2017

One of the greatest joys of every day is waking up to the sound of my son happily singing in his room. He doesn’t speak yet, but the happy noises he makes cannot be mistaken as anything but singing. As you enter his room he jumps to his feet, grabs the side of the crib and starts jumping up and down cheering at the sight. He is so happy to see me he literally jumps with joy. The next few minutes are filled with kisses, snuggles, and then he is off and running. His extra chromosome continues to prove to be anything but a disability. It is just a different ability and we are lucky enough to learn from him.

If you are considering adopting a child with Down syndrome, my hope is that this guide can help answer some questions for you.

Are you ready to pursue a domestic infant adoption? Click here to connect with a compassionate, experienced adoption professional who can help get you started on the journey of a lifetime.

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Ellen Haws

Ellen Haws is a writer and stay-at-home momster to two boys. She is an advocate for special needs individuals and special needs adoption. She created and is administrator of a thriving Facebook group that promotes and hosts events for special needs individuals and their families in Arizona. Once her hausfrau duties are finished, Ellen can be found creating sarcastic cross stitch art for her loved ones.


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