Since its inception, the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network has been a program of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati (DSAGC). The founder of the NDSAN, Robin Steele, was also one of the founding families of the DSAGC back in 1981. Stephanie Thompson, Director of the NDSAN, is also a parent of a child with Down syndrome and has been involved in the DSAGC for years. Both Robin and Stephanie live in Cincinnati and love the connection between the NDSAN and the DSAGC.
Even though programmatically, the NDSAN has great freedom, the DSAGC provides significant logistical, supervisory and financial support to the NDSAN. We couldn’t do what we do to serve birth parents and adoptive families without them! In order to keep the overhead down for the NDSAN, our finances are completely run through the DSAGC.