One mother knew that adopting a child with Down syndrome would not only bring another child into her family’s home, but give her children a first hand look at how all people–regardless of special needs or otherwise–are important.
Reports of women using prenatal testing to terminate 90% of pregnancies where the fetus is diagnosed with Down syndrome have been in the media. Despite these reports, one woman argues that these children with special needs have homes waiting for them.
“We wanted to adopt a child with Down Syndrome because my husband and I both thought that people raised around siblings with special needs had a unique depth to them and we wanted to raise children of character, compassion and depth,” wrote Dr. Gina Loudon, adoptive mother.
And Louden’s son Samuel has added so much to their family!