The story of bringing George home can only be paraphrased into three words: meant to be. We, the Johnsons, discussed adopting a child with Down syndrome on our second date. It was written into our life plan from the beginning. So, when we learned about the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network, it seemed like destiny, and we excitedly decided to grow our family by adopting our first child who would be rocking that extra chromosome. We eagerly finished our home study and we were placed on the registry with the NDSAN. A little more than a week later, we got that magical call from Stephanie that we got matched with a little boy in California. Five days after that phone call, our son, George, was placed into our arms. In the span of one singular week, thanks to the incredible work of the NDSAN, we had our dream in our arms. We are so grateful for this incredible organization- the shape of our family has been so positively impacted by the NDSAN. We can't remember or imagine life without George. And thanks to the NDSAN, so many other families get to share this feeling and for that, we truly are the lucky few!