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GLADS is proud to subsidize adoption costs for a growing list of newly established families

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The Tillman Family

"We are so blessed to have been given such a nice grant. With out of state adoptions there are many costs that are unknown and even unexpected. We incurred a lot of expenses from two unexpected plane tickets to North Carolina on a matter of an hour’s notice, two and a half driving trips of 15+ hours to and from North Carolina/Arkansas. Two diff. lodging arrangements, multiple doctor visits, food, etc. We were able to use a credit card for most of these expenses and this grant helped to relieve some of that financial burden. All well worth it for the blessing we received! Thank you again for giving us this gift!"

The Carl Family

"The costs associated with adoption can be staggering and very discouraging, so when we found out that we had received a grant from IDSC/SUFD/GLADS to help cover some of the costs of our adoption, we were overjoyed! We are deeply grateful for the generosity of the donors who made this grant possible, and thank you for being a part of our family's adoption story!"

The Raschka Family

"Corbin’s adoption cost were on the very high end. The other side of Corbin coming into our lives has been his medical needs. We spent the first three months in hospitals while he underwent open heart surgery and complications from that surgery. There were many costs that went with that as you can imagine. So getting this grant to help with the adoption was a huge help. We are forever greatful (sic)."

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NDSAN is the nation’s leading support group for parents expecting a child with Down Syndrome. Without charging any fees, over 100 parents contact NDSAN each year. Some expectant parents consider termination. Incredibly, after hearing the truth about the wonderful life these people will have, a huge majority change their intention!


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