"The thought never entered my mind that one of my children would actually die from a vaccine preventable disease."
When they told us you had Down syndrome, it was a big shock. Our bond was instantaneous, but I was terrified.
"At the end of the day, he deserves so much more than my leftovers."
My son Jackson was born with Down syndrome. He's an unbelievable blessing, but when he was first diagnosed, I was terrified.
With more than 265 postsecondary opportunities available, people with Down syndrome are finding meaningful jobs and newfound independence.
On World Down Syndrome Day, veteran parents describe what it's actually like to raise a child with three copies of chromosome 21.
"A doctor looked straight at us and told us adopting our son would be a waste of our life."
"He supports our family by the sweat of his brow and the strength of his back."
"A new baby after child loss is never simple, never black and white."
The NBC foreign correspondent on the touching moment he shared with his son Henry, who lives with a rare genetic disorder.
"The uncles that help with homework, hold little hands and sneak soda and ice cream when mom and dad aren’t looking."
"Not like both of us making sure all appearances were perfect and all flaws hidden."
Shenanigans are afoot with this family, for sure.
"I hope to illustrate the point that maybe abortion isn’t as black and white as we wish to make it."
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“Uncle Scotty made a mistake. He took an illegal drug that poisoned him, and he died.”
These Australian twins were born at 29 weeks gestation but didn't meet until 27 days later. And this is the first thing that happened.
"When you get my coffee in the morning, do the dishes after dinner and tell me you think I’m hot in my reading glasses, you’re pretty sexy."
"Our daughter was ready for kindergarten. She was more than excited for this next chapter in life."
"It's mid-morning, and you're a thousand miles away from home when your phone rings."
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"Let's stop hoping for a fantasized movie relationship to become a reality."
"Do something or go someplace that makes you forget for a second that you're parents...and remember that you were lovers first."
Babies are babies, and sometimes they cry. Don't expect a lollipop for not being a jerk.
"I'm going to BaDonald's with my dad after this."
"They play too close to the water, run through the hallways with forks and somehow climb the fireplace mantle."
"I guess you could say we’ve come to terms with it, the whole autism-is-forever-and-ever thing."
"My head knows we’re done, but my heart still aches a little."
No, every other kid does NOT get more money from the Tooth Fairy.
"I'm trapped here. Trapped between a woman who loves love and a woman who is worn out."
"You are always beautiful, inside and out."
Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit and a new dad, is fighting for the right of every father to take paternity leave.
"Taking care of a physical need is a small thing that makes a big difference."
Just a couple of weeks into fatherhood and the Bravo host is already head-over-heels in love with his little guy.
Cohen gushed over his "lovely boy" on "Watch What Happens Live."
"Unless you want to be a hermit for the next five years, you’re gonna have to accept that imperfection happens."
"For our marriage we choose to invest in the smallness of the everyday and the bigness of getting away."
For moms and dads, a trip to the grocery store without the kids is like a vacation. Meredith Masony of That's Inappropriate shows why.
"We should be supporting each other as women, and lifting each other up on our journeys to love ourselves."
"Does one need to spend hours researching packaging and designs on Pinterest for a Valentine’s Day card for kids who still don’t even know how to read?"
"I never had to question my dad’s love for me. I never had to question my worth."
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