The International Down Syndrome Coalition is working with the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network (NDSAN) to offer grants to families that are in the process of domestically adopting children with Down syndrome.

Since the program's inception in 2014, we have awarded 19 grants to families.

To apply, please contact NDSAN.  Grants will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis for those whose applications have been approved by the IDSC. Approval is not guaranteed. Funds will be issued to adoption agencies or attorneys to be used for fees associated with adoption. The IDSC reserves the right to verify each application is accurate and that the adoption is in process.

Adoption Grant Donors

Thank you to our donors that have generously donated to our Adoption Grant Program. Through their assistance, we have been able to provide the much needed financial assistance to families domestically adopting a child with Down Syndrome.

Thank you Angels in Disguise, Stand Up for Downs and GLADS for generously supporting the IDSC's Adoption Grant Program.

If you are interested in assisting families and would like to make a donation to the IDSC Adoption Grant program, please click on "Donate Now". Thank you for your consideration.

Scroll down to read testimonies from families that have received an IDSC Adoption Grant.

Family Testimonies