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Cori Sarno V.

United States
On February 8, 2009 Joey, our bundle of joy arrived five weeks early! A few days later we learned that he had Down syndrome. We had no idea throughout the pregnancy that our baby was going to have Down syndrome. But we had refused most of the prenatal testing because when I saw Joey's heart beating on an ultrasound at 9 weeks gestation I knew that was a baby, our baby, and it did not matter...
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ladynthbeach

California
I am 40, and will turn 41 in February. My husband and I met later in life and very much want to have a child or children of our own. I have delivered two babies with different trisomies who both passed away in the last two years. Our first baby was born in April of 2008, at 25 weeks 5 days gestation, premature, and lived only two hours. She was diagnosed by Amnio with Downs Syndrome (trisomy 21)...

Anna D. Healthy Living Professional

Canada
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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Raising Joey Patient Expert

Hartford, Connecticut
  I am a stay at home mom and my blog is dedicated to my 2 1/2 year old son, Joey who is blessed with a little extra chromosome called Trisomy 21 or Down syndrome and also to our little baby girl, Leah Rose, who is one year old. One of the main reasons I started blogging about Joey, was to help promote awareness about Down syndrome and to let people know that life...
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Kris L.

United States
Hello, I am Kris, married to Tom for 32 years and mom to 8 wonderful kids; 4 adult men, a teen daughter and three young daughters who have the diagnosis of Down syndrome. Meghan, who was born to us, and our youngest two, who were adopted, Kara from Ukraine and Amanda from Estonia when they were both 3 years old. All three girls have different strengths and weaknesses, and all are very unique....
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Tracy

United States
I am the mother of three little girls. My youngest is six years old and has Down syndrome. I was shocked and upset to recieve the prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, but over the years I have found that raising a child with Down syndrome is not what all the resources would lead one to believe. Yes, my daughter has challenges, but every day with her is an absolute joy. I just want this blog...
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Lisa Patient Expert

United States
I am the mother of six children, the youngest of whom has Down syndrome. My blog chronicles our family's experience having a baby with Down syndrome from the day of his birth to the present day.
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Pamela B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

springville, Utah
I am mom to 4 wonderful children, and a great husband. Together we are working to raise our children, 2 of them who have disabilites.

Amy M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

San Francisco, California
I'm a wife and WAHM of 3 young 'uns. I've realized through the years that I am my best self, best wife, and best mommy when I'm living a healthy lifestyle. When I do so, I've got the energy and strength I need to play with my three kiddos, as well as a boost of self-confidence.

Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven

LaPine, Oregon
I am Mom to Billy Ray, who became our son at 15 months of age, and is now 26 years old.  It has been quite a journey.  He is without a doubt my best teacher.  The things I have learned for and from him are shared in my blogs and websites and in Parenting Your Complex Child (AMACOM Books 2006) and Parenting An Adult with Disabilities or Special Needs (January 2009). For a...