Barbara & Tripp Curtis: Parents of Four Sons with Down Syndrome

by Laura Christianson

If you’re thinking of adopting a child who has Down syndrome, read "Rebels With a Cause," a profile I wrote about Barbara and Tripp Curtis for Marriage Partnership magazine (Fall 2007).

Barbara (pictured) and Tripp are parents of 12 children, including four sons who have Down syndrome (three of them, adopted). The profile focuses on their unconventional, colorful courtship and marriage and on their commitment to raising a stable family together.

Barbara and Tripp are two of the most interesting people I’ve ever interviewed; I think you’ll enjoy learning more about them.

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Elizabeth M Thompson November 16, 2007 at 8:19 AM

Great article, Laura! I met Barbara at Mount Hermon last spring and enjoyed reading more of her amazing story.

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