UPDATE: 2/5/15 Stephanie said she has had 25 inquiries and sent out 7 registration forms to those that are homestudy ready!! That is exciting news 🙂 Thank you all for sharing and responding…If you have not responded yet and want to, just bookmark the blog post so you can find it again when you are READY!!
Every time I post a situation about a child or unborn baby with Down syndrome…my stats EXPLODE…The blog is shared tens of thousands of times;
The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network (NDSAN)
Does NOT have families in every state!!
The NDSAN needs home-study ready families in the following states:
District of Columbia Montana
Hawaii New Hampshire
Illinois New Jersey
Kentucky North Dakota
Oregon Rhode Island
South Dakota Tennessee
That is 26 states where they need registered families!! That means more states are without families than states that have ready families!! And this list does not include the states where only one family is registered. I would love to see a family, at least ONE, for every state listed…WHY NOT??
It costs nothing to register;
you are waiting for that special one
and you will NEVER hear about the child IN YOUR STATE
that needs a family…
unless you register.
We are registered!! It is easy if you have a current home study and are open or even actively seeking a baby or child with Down syndrome.
The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network (NDSAN) has a registry of adoptive families who are home-study ready to adopt, and desire to adopt a child with Down syndrome. They are not an agency, and there are no fees for their services!
If you have a
- current, domestic, signed and dated home study that can be used for both public and private adoptions in any state,
- and you are immediately available to adopt,
why not register with the NDSAN?
When they are told about a child with Down syndrome needing a home in the US, they will do a query in their registry to see what families would best fit the needs of that child. A report is generated and families are contacted.
If your home study is updated and you are immediately available to adopt, email Stephanie Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you a registration form.
For more information on the NDSAN, go to www.ndsan.org, and also visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dsadoption , where they constantly update and share information about children in public custody who need homes (private situations are kept confidential).
The NDSAN helped with the placement of 44 children in 2014,
so contact Stephanie to get on the registry today!