Down Syndrome Adoption
What is Down Syndrome?
In every cell in the human body, there is a nucleus, where genetic material is stored in genes. Genes carry the codes responsible for all of our inherited traits and are grouped along rod-like structures called chromosomes. Typically, the nucleus of each cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, half of which are inherited from each parent. Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21.
This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome. A few of the common physical traits of Down syndrome are low muscle tone, small stature, an upward slant to the eyes, and a single deep crease across the center of the palm - although each person with Down syndrome is a unique individual and may possess these characteristics to different degrees, or not at all. (NDSS.org)
Down Syndrome Adoption:
Did you know children with Down syndrome are in many of our adoption programs still waiting to be adopted? These loving children usually wait longer for their families, yet will thrive with the love and care that a family can provide.
Could that family be yours?
Please contact us to learn more about children with Down syndrome who are currently available and waiting for a family.