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Letter: Why don't we talk about adopting children with Down syndrome?

Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor
Deseret News

Why is adoption only rarely mentioned as an alternative to abortion when an unborn child is believed to have Down syndrome? Organizations such as the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network assist in this painful but life-affirming process. Other private and public resources are available to support birth parents who love their baby, but do not feel they will be able to provide the necessary care. Adoption should be publicized as a viable option.

Gayle Valantine

Salt Lake City