Friday, October 10, 2008

Busting Myths or Overgeneralizing?

My m-i-l gave me a copy of this Chicago Tribune article about raising a child with Down syndrome.

I'm kind of torn here, because I agree with both the moms who say their children are a joy and those who say making Down syndrome look like butterflies and sunshine could mislead people. The bottom line is that while having a child with Ds is both good and difficult, it's not up to us to decide whether a fetus with Down syndrome should live. God has already given that child life. He made the decision...it's not ours.

I hope all parents of unborn children with Ds are being told that there are parents who will adopt their child if they can't handle him or her. One agency that does that is CHASK.

3 comments:

Hidden Treasures said...

I am with you. I believe all life is a gift from God, and we are not painting a rosy picture when we say that. Thank you for saying this as well. God bless. Diane

Barbara Frank said...

Thanks for stopping by, Diane :)

BarbaraLee said...

Raising any child has it's ups & downs. I suppose a lot of that as to do w/the parents but then I see a lot of good parents and the children become brats.