I've been following her mother's blog, mommylife, for probably a year and a half now. Barbara Curtis is the mother of 12 children, 9 bio, 3 by adoption. 4 of her children have Ds. After her son Johnny was born with Ds, they went on to Adopt 3 boys with DS. Maddy and Johnny are very close in age, and grew up pretty much as twins.
Barbara blogs about conservative politics, has authored several books about parenting the Montessouri way, and is a huge advocate for people with Ds. I e-mailed her shortly after we committed to Joseph, and she sent a nice response and asked me to send pictures when we get him home.
Barbara commented over the summer that they had driven to Boston so Maddy could tryout, but was unable to say any more than that. Those of us who follow her blog have been dying to hear how things turned out. The Mommylife blog is now mysteriously "under construction," are they in Hollywood already? I don't know, but I am so excited to follow Maddy's journey. I've never voted before in all the years we have enjoyed the show, but I will be voting for Maddy!