Unexpected Joys on the Scenic Route with Down Syndrome
Julie McConnel was in her mid 40s and hoping for a little girl to complete her family. Instead…. She had twin boys with Down syndrome. Julie shares her grief over the diagnosis, her concerns about whether or not she and her husband could handle twins with Down syndrome and their hesitation to parent—and how she now couldn’t imagine her life without Charlie and Milo.
Julie’s story on the NDSAN blog
Julie’s guest blog post on Cedars Story: Changing Perceptions of Down Syndrome
The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network
National Down Syndrome Society
Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network
Kids’ Waivers: information on Katie Beckett and other similar programs
Born This Way: a TV series that follows a group of seven young adults with Down syndrome
Related Grey Genetics News Corner blog posts:
Mitigating Misinformation: Spreading Awareness for Down syndrome
NIPS: More Thank Just a Sex Reveal
Adoption as an Option: The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network
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