Aysha is the first child without DS I gave birth too. She is a carrier of the Translocation 21/14 like I am. I often wonder if I will bring her up right. When she grows up and has children, I hope she never will consider termination. If she does, to me it will mean, I failed as a mother. I worry about what life will be like in 20 years for her when she may be ready to have a child. Will they have a testing stick to put on your tongue, to tell you if your baby has a chromosome problem? Will insurance refuse to cover a child brought into this world when the parents knew there was a "problem", maybe insurances will be paying for terminations but nothing other for the child born with a disability.
I ask God to help me raise my daughter to realize that all life is special, that every life is worth something. That she will always be close to her sisters. Maybe she will be one of the very few people in the next generation that is willing to have a baby, no matter what. I sure hope so.
I'm a mother to four children it was five but Child Husband and I have divorced (weird not having someone on my sofa 24/7). I have only 45 chromosomes, cause I am really special! My youngest only has 45 too. Confused? Look up Robertsonian Translocation Trisomy 21. I have two adult daughters with Down Syndrome. One is a flirt and the other is a tornado. Since my first daughter with Down syndrome was born, I have heard that kids with down syndrome are ANGELS! Well, I want to know Where My Angels are? Cause I sure haven't gotten any!!
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