I have a child with Down syndrome. I was pro-choice before we received a prenatal diagnosis, and I am pro-choice now. I believe that every woman has the right to decide whether she will carry a pregnancy to term.Read Full Story
Never one to shy away from controversial topics, Switched at Birth proves once again that it is a show to be taken seriously as it tackles head-on the issue of giving birth to and raising a child with Down syndrome.Read Full Story
ABC Family's Switched at Birth tackles the plotline of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome this week. The very natural swirling emotions spotlight some of the most difficult myths about raising a child with Down syndrome.Read Full Story
You'll be hard-pressed to find a father who isn't beaming with pride on his daughter's wedding day. It's a day that signifies her taking a momentous step into her future, away from the protective embrace of childhood.Read Full Story
Adorable newborn photos are nothing new to the Facebook feed. Most parents that I know go crazy for these newborn shots — not only because they are heart-wrenchingly adorable, but they capture a once-in-a-lifetime moment with a new baby. But when newborn photos of a 6-week-old baby with Down syndrome were shared on social media, even the photographer was unprepared for the overwhelming Facebook response.Read Full Story
As you tune into the Special Olympics World Summer Games Opening Ceremonies on July 25, you may notice something a little different. The new 2015 World Games anthem "Reach Up," which debuted June 15, will be performed by a star-studded cast — two celebrity musicians and two special guests.Read Full Story
March 21 was World Down Syndrome day, and people need to be aware that sometimes companies that offer prenatal tests may not always have the best in mind for expectant moms. Maria and her husband learned from a noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) test that their unborn child would likely have Down syndrome. With no information about this common genetic condition and scared about their baby's uncertain future, they made an appointment to terminate the pregnancy, even before undergoing amniocentesis to confirm the test results.Read Full Story
This Catholic mom of a child with Down syndrome is riled up. I already diverge from many of the Catholic Church's opinions, but when a bishop insults gay parents, people with Down syndrome and people with spina bifida in one interview, enough is enough. This man does not represent my god.Read Full Story
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