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Anna D. Healthy Living Professional

My husband and I are the proud new adoptive parents of a beautiful baby girl with Down syndrome. We are also the proud parents of two biological children. The goal of our blog is to promote adoption as an option in Canada for birth parents who receive an adverse prenatal diagnosis.
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When Does Life Begin? by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome A very interesting article and turn of events in the state of Missouri as lawmakers follow suit with South Dakota in answering the question of when life begins. '' ... Read on »
One Mother's Decision Not to Test by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Just came across this, a very honest article of one mother's decision to decline prenatal test even though she was at very high risk for carrying a baby with Down syndro ... Read on »
Excellent Article by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Another great article Will Babies With Down Syndrome Just Disappear by Dr. Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I always appreciate his perspective ... Read on »
Great resource by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome A friend of mine recommended this website as an excellent resource for parents of children with disabilities. Bloorview Kids Rehab is Canada's largest children's rehabilitat ... Read on »
Siblings of Children with Special Needs by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Sorry for the lack of posts lately. It has been a very busy fall for many reasons. It seems like we have been dealing with one virus after another going through our house. ... Read on »
Eye to Eye: Down Syndrome by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Here is another insightful video, from CBS, of one woman's experience with prenatal testing... Read on »
Choosing Life by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Three years ago my wife and I were challenged with the need to pursue adopting a baby with Down syndrome when we discovered, among other things, that the termination rate for ... Read on »
Dobson on Bristol Palin's Pregnancy by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The following quote is taken from Political Punch a blog written by ABC News Senior National Correspondent Jake Tapper. September 01, 2008 1:52 PM Dr. James C. Dobson o ... Read on »
What difference can you make? by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This video has been put together by Renate Lindeman, former President of the Nova Scotia Down Syndrome Society, along with Andrea Roberts, Executive Director of Reece's Rainbo ... Read on »
In The News by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Everywhere you turn these days American politics is in the news. With the upcoming presidential election just around the corner, it seems at times to be the only thing being ... Read on »
Down syndrome BElongs by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Here is another beautiful video with a very powerful message. This was put together by the former president of the Nova Scotia Down syndrome society, Renate Lindeman. ... Read on »
Excellent Video by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Sorry for the lack of posts, we've been quite busy these days with our new daughter who had heart surgery a couple weeks ago. She is recovering well, though it looks like she ... Read on »
Our New Addition by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I am very excited to finally be able to write this post from the perspective of an adoptive mother of a child with Down syndrome. Yes, we are the proud new adoptive parents o ... Read on »
One Mother's Experience by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Here is another great article written by another great woman I have come into contact with through the Down syndrome society. This article was originally published in ... Read on »
Celebrating Life with Down syndrome by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This article is taken from the November 2006 issue of the Chronicle Herald. It is one of many great articles written by Renate Lindeman mother of two daughters with Down syn ... Read on »
Canada Needs to Speak Up by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This past week I came into contact with an amazing woman - what an encouragement she has been. Renate Lindeman is the president of the Nova Scotia Down Syndrome Society. ... Read on »
The Adoption Option by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome For most expectant parents the thought of placing their unborn baby for adoption is almost unthinkable. The thought of going through 9 months of ups and downs, bonding wi ... Read on »
Consider the Risk by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Fetal Hand Grasp Photo by Michael Clancy This photo was taken during a spina bifida corrective procedure. Here is how the photographer Michael Clancy describes the e ... Read on »