When reputable news sources need an expert in the field of adoption, they often turn to John M. Simmons. With experience in adopting an infant, toddlers, a school aged child and teenagers, John has vast experience with every age group that falls into the realm of adoption. Having adopted in the United States as well as internationally, he knows the rewards and challenges of both types of adoption. Several of John’s children have special needs including: Down syndrome, Mental development challenges, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. He also speaks openly about the challenges of Mental Illness that members of his family have experienced. He is upbeat about the subject, claiming that Mental Illness is just like any other illness.