Disability

Could We Love Her? — a story of Down syndrome

After the doctor looked her over, he came to the bed and told us he was 99% sure she had Down syndrome. I remember thinking, how am I going to love this baby? How am I going to look at her and find her beautiful? We didn’t know anything about Down syndrome or special needs kids. I didn’t know how to interact or anything like that. It was so foreign, and I was scared to be her mom... I just saw a little girl with no future. That’s really what I saw…

Through Faith, Fear and Fire — a story of crisis pregnancy

“We have found several things wrong with the fetus. It isn’t growing at an appropriate rate, and according to the current bloodwork, it will have a myriad of health issues and other difficulties in life, causing strain and pain for, not only the fetus, but yourself and others you care for. Furthermore, after looking in your file, your uterus won’t be able to carry to full term… and if you ARE able to carry full term, either you or your baby will very likely not make it. For these reasons, I am suggesting termination...”