‘It’s Such a Gift’: Chip And Joanna Gaines Help a Family Adopt a Child With Down Syndrome


Chip and Joanna Gaines, the famous couple from the HGTV show Fixer Upper, recently made a family’s dream of adopting a child with Down Syndrome a reality.

The couple, Jason and Melinda Simmons, entered into the Chipstarter contest and won. The Gaines’ were excited to help out such an important cause.

“The adoption process is very long and very stressful and very expensive,” Melinda said to Country Living. “The knowledge that Chip and Jo were providing the last large amount that we needed in order for our adoption to be fully funded was just unbelievable. It is such a weight off of our shoulders to know where the money is coming from for this final stretch. It’s such a gift.”

Watch the Chipstarter video below:

The child is from China, which is well-known for its birth restrictions. Many Western countries are slowly eradicating Down Syndrome births through abortion. The Simmons family wanted to lead by example and show the importance of adoption.

“We want to tell the world that people with different needs and abilities are valued and deserving of life and love and what better way to do that, than to allow our lives to be forever changed for the better through the beauty of adoption!” said Melinda.

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