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Meet CJ: A Single Parent Adoption Story

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Your Child’s First Name CJ Your Child’s Age 4 Your State Iowa Does Your Child Have Siblings? Soon to be adopted little sister. Did You Have a Prenatal or Postnatal Down Syndrome Diagnosis? Postnatal How Was The Experience Surrounding Your Child’s Delivery? CJ’s birth mom was living in Florida in 2013. She reportedly did not find out she was pregnant till 33 weeks (first trip to the doctor). She created …

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2018 National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention Recap

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This past weekend Hope Story had the opportunity to be an exhibitor at the 2018 National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention. We had a great experience, and it’s safe to say this was a perfect conference to introduce Hope Story to the world! Our booth had a step and repeat so people could take pictures that we shared on our Facebook page, as well as a television playing our cinematic …

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Meet Lucas, The Gerber Baby Born With Down Syndrome

Child’s First Name Lucas Age 2 State Georgia Did You Have Prenatal or Postnatal Down Syndrome Diagnosis Post. We were told by his pediatrician roughly 12 hours after his birth. How Was The Experience Surrounding Your Child’s Delivery? Overall it was good. Lucas was five weeks early. I was in labor for 36 hours. What Was It Like Bringing Home a Baby with Down Syndrome? Lucas was in the NICU …

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Meet Hannah Grace, a Girl Who Loves to Dance

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Child’s First Name Hannah Grace Age 4 State Nashville, TN Siblings No Siblings Did You Have a Prenatal or Postnatal Down Syndrome Diagnosis? I didn’t know Hannah had down syndrome until she was born. I had zero complications during pregnancy and the only thing that was mentioned ‘abnormal’ during my check-ups was that I was “measuring small’. What’s astounding to me is that very same doctor who said I was …

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Meet Noah, Our Youngest Board Member

Age 7 State Texas Did You Have a Prenatal or Postnatal Down Syndrome Diagnosis? Birth How Was the Experience Surrounding Your Child’s Delivery? I ended up having a C-section as I failed to progress with my labor. Noah was born and did require some minimal help by nursing staff. He was brought over to my husband but never put in my arms before being taken to the nursery. Nothing was …