Stephanie Thompson

Stephanie is the Director of the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network. Before her position at the NDSAN, she worked for 11 years in many different roles within the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati.

One of her roles at the DSAGC was providing birth parent support to families whose child received a diagnosis of Down syndrome. She made many hospital visits to families, providing information and resources.

Her experience comes from her own birth son Christopher. She is able to put herself in the shoes of all families who call her, because she still vividly remembers when her son received a diagnosis of Down syndrome.

When Stephanie is not working, she is out on her bike or the running trail, traveling with her husband, or visiting with her sons, Chris and Cody.

Contact Stephanie here.


Taylor Johnson

Taylor is the Social Media Coordinator for the NDSAN. Taylor is an adoptive parent herself, and she and her husband brought home their son, George, in 2019, with the help of the NDSAN. 

Taylor has a BFA in theatre and a Master's degree in Theatre for Young Audiences. She has been teaching theatre to people with disabilities since 2013, which is what inspired her passion for Down syndrome advocacy. 

When Taylor is not working, she enjoys reading, running, and playing with her kids.

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