Couple’s adoption of boy with Down syndrome ‘a gift and a blessing’

CBC News | September 10, 2014 – Written by Donna Carreiro

Alex Dudley and Holly Graham chronicle their special adoption story online

Alex Dudley posted this photograph of her with Jaxson, her infant son, during a CBC Radio interview this week.

Former Winnipegger Alex Dudley and her wife, Holly Graham, adopted a baby boy this past June then spent a summer filled with medical emergencies, long hospital visits and surprise setbacks.

That’s because their son, Jaxson, has Down syndrome. And they wouldn’t have it any other way.

“He’s a happy little guy and we’re just happy to be out of the hospital with him,” Dudley said from the CBC’s studios in Calgary. “We’re finally getting into a routine.”

It’s an extraordinary adoption story, they admit, in light of recent concerns that adoptive families don’t often get the support they need in order for the adoptions to succeed.

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