New/Expecting Parents

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! As parents who have experienced the birth of a child with Down Syndrome, we know that this is a time of very mixed emotions, excitement over the birth of a new baby, yet confusion, uncertainty, loss, and questions about Down Syndrome. It is hard to be told that your beautiful child has Down Syndrome and unfortunately there will be days of incredible sadness, of agonizing decisions, and endless worry what you are feeling is normal. But there will also be lots laughter, joy, and thousands of little triumphs that will make the difficult times all worthwhile. It is our hope that through information and support, you will be able to gain an understanding of your feelings, of your baby’s special needs, and of the love your baby has to offer. The outlook for children with Down Syndrome has improved tremendously in recent years due to the increases in the quality of medical care, early intervention, and educational support in our schools for individuals with Down Syndrome . As parents we are amazed daily by our children’s capabilities and accomplishments. We know you will be too!