CBC News | September 10, 2014 – Written by Donna Carreiro
Alex Dudley and Holly Graham chronicle their special adoption story online
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.by