If you have received a prenatal
diagnosis that your child has Down syndrome then perhaps
you came here for comfort, knowledge, something to help
your fears. I can tell you that your life will
change but will bring love, grace and peace beyond your
Many parents receive much pressure
to abort. I find this tragic but also strange
in a way because it doesn't really change anything.
Whether or not you abort your child does not change
the fact that you will ALWAYS be the parent of a child
with Down syndrome. You will never again look at anyone
with Down syndrome again the same for the rest of your
life. By having an abortion, you do not change
the fact that you are still and always will be the parent
of this child...you will only change the opportunities
that you will have to share life and love together.
We have three children a son
and two daughters. Colleen is our second child.
We did not know that Colleen had Down syndrome before
birth, despite testing (blood tests, not an amnio).
The days after her birth were filled with fear, confusion
and anxiety for then and also for the future.
As our lives started to unfold I began to see God's
plan weave itself through our lives and the lives of
our friends and family.
Remember above all that YOU
ARE NOT ALONE. Many parents have been where you
have been and have felt the same or similiar feelings.
I am happy to listen to you if you think it would help.
God bless you.
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-The support, information and encouragement provided by the PPFL parents is not meant to take the place of medical advice by a medical professional. Any specific questions about care should be directed to a health care professional familiar with the situation.