When Aidan first came into our lives, a few people said, "God gives these kids to special families." I didn't contradict them, but I think they had it backwards - and I know I've said it before: we're the lucky ones. We benefit every day from having Aidan in our family. I would not give him up. Ever. Thankfully we live in an era where keeping our child seems to be the norm.
Aidan after his heart was fixed.
But norms change. And I really fear that mothers are persuaded a little too much to have testing done, and are encouraged a little too often to think that there is something wrong with their child...before they're even born. Sometimes they're persuaded to terminate the pregnancy in the early stages - and I feel so sad for the doctors who think this is best. They obviously don't know anyone with Down syndrome. They haven't had that bond...yet.
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