History

Robin and David Steele founded the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network in 1982, after they fell in love with Martha, who was a young girl with Down syndrome residing at a children's home. When David and Robin inquired about Martha, they were told she was "unadoptable." That set them on a course to advocate for Martha's adoption, and create a program that would help other families adopt children with Down syndrome around the United States.

Robin and David have fostered hundreds of children with special needs in their lifetime, and they have adopted 10 children with special needs, 4 of those children have Down syndrome.

Robin has been a champion for children with Down syndrome who need homes, and a support to expectant and birth families, and we hope to continue the excellent work that she and David started.

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