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When Surrogacy and Adoption Goes Wrong

Several months ago we read about a couple from Australia who hired a Thai surrogate so she could bear the child they always wanted. During month three of the surrogate’s pregnancy the couple were informed that the 21 year-old surrogate was having twins, one of whom tested positive for Down’s syndrome. 426 more words

Family Law

The elephant in the room

So here’s a question for you, do you tell people your baby/child has Down’s Syndrome (obviously you don’t if they don’t have DS!)?

It’s certainly not my opening line when meeting new people, but I do tend to casually throw it in there just to clear the air and acknowledge the obvious. 1,004 more words

Down's Syndrome

People Who Inspire: Maria Connell inspiring with Down Syndrome

When Maria Connell pens a poem, it has a purpose – to inspire. The 33 year old is a writer, speaker, and kindergarten teacher’s aide who knows how to overcome challenges. 1,242 more words


Review: Mongol - Uuganaa Ramsay.

Uuganaa is a Mongol living in Britain, far from the world she grew up in: as a nomadic herder she lived in a yurt, eating marmot meat, distilling vodka from goat’s yoghurt and learning about Comrade Lenin. 175 more words

Book Review

Day 602: The Memory Keeper's Daughter

I understand that Kim Edwards got the idea for The Memory Keeper’s Daughter from a true story told to her by her pastor. I can see why a novelist might think the story makes good fodder for a novel. 555 more words


Onkel Reidar / My Uncle

Most of us have an uncle. Mine has a chromosome too many…

Amanda Nomination – best documentary 1998
Norwegian critics-award for best film at the Norwegian shortfilmfestival in Grimstad 1998… 95 more words

Margreth Olin

Saturday 18th

I went to another study day today. The topic was dealing with Down’s Syndrome and how to discuss either a high chance or a full diagnosis with parents. 837 more words