What I Would Say to That Scared Woman Who Just Had a Baby With Down Syndrome…

Penny at nine months old

“You think Down syndrome means tragedy, and people will compare your experience to that of losing a child in a car accident or to cancer or some other horrible fate. And though you will experience a sense of loss, you will realize eventually that you have lost a hypothetical child, and that the child right in front of you, this child, with her sparkling eyes and crooked teeth and warm soft hand, this child is a blessing. In time, because of the privilege of knowing and loving her, you will realize that your grief has turned to gratitude and that your worry has turned to wonder.” [Read more...]

On World Down Syndrome Day, What Penny Has Given Me

Photo courtesy of Chris Cappozziello

“Penny is the beloved one who loves in return.” [Read more...]

A Complete Family: How I Ended Up with Two Children with Down Syndrome

Photo of Alicia and her two children by photo style

One mother’s story of having two children with Down syndrome in Monterrey, Mexico: “Sometimes things do not happen the way we want. Sometimes it happens better.”
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Life with Down Syndrome in Zambia


An interview with a mother of a child with Down syndrome in Zambia in honor of World Down Syndrome Day. [Read more...]

Living in Poland with Down Syndrome, the Story of an Artist


The beauty of an artist with Down syndrome, a guest post by Joanna Puciata, in honor of World Down Syndrome Day. [Read more...]