Dance Teacher’s Video Goes Viral Of An Amazing Couple With Down Syndrome

A Colombian dance teacher, Carlos, uploaded a video this week of his pupil Valentina and fellow dancer Jean Pierre. Their obvious skills shine through and you MUST watch it, too. Just a few days after Carlos posted it, it reached over a million people on Facebook!   Valentina, from the Colombian ‘City Of Eternal Spring’, […]

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Adoption Has An Ugly Side. This Mom Just Shared It.

This mom, Stacey Gagnon, has shared the story of the joy and beauty her son brought to her life. But more than that- she shares the heartache of holding onto the knowledge of what his life was like before she arrived.   She shares how it feels to hold onto her truth every day. She […]

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When You Have A Child With Down Syndrome, Start Dreaming Of The Future

  Dear Mommy, Oh, how I wish I could sit in front of you right now. I would squeeze you tight and take ahold of your hands. I can see you so clearly and I’m weeping with you. Not because I’m sad for you, but because I know the incredible truth about your life. It’s […]

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A Letter To My Kindergarten Son With Down Syndrome

As I walk through the kindergarten gates, I hook it under my foot and unlatch the lock one handed as I’ve always done. And my mind says ‘open-shut! Good boy!’ Because I’ll be saying it shortly. We have so many small rituals, Parker. On one of your first days of daycare, a mum walked her little […]

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An Open Letter To My Typical Child

My sweet love, I see you.  I’ve always seen you. I saw you when we told you we were having a baby.  I saw the look of confusion and excitement when the facts hit you that you wouldn’t be the youngest in our family anymore. I saw you when we left the doctor’s office that day we […]

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To My Daughter With Down Syndrome on Her Wedding Day

Dear Jillian, It is the afternoon of your wedding. In two hours, you will take the walk of a lifetime, a stroll made more memorable by what you’ve achieved to get to this day. I don’t know what the odds are of a woman born with Down syndrome, marrying the love of her life. I only […]

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Parents At The Park, Please Don’t Help My Kids

This amazing letter has just done the rounds recently on social media, after Kate Baker originally published it a while ago. Here it is in all its glory-   Dear Other Parents At The Park. Please do not lift my daughters to the top of the ladder, especially after you’ve just heard me tell them […]

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