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This book is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The reader should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. These stories are written by parents of children with Down syndrome. This book is not written as a medical reference, it is written as a reflection of memories from the diagnosis time from parents’ perspectives.


Although the authors and publisher have made every effort to ensure that the information in this book was correct at press time, the author and publisher do not assume and hereby disclaim any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause.


Because families from around the world contributed to this work, spelling, phrases and language were kept in the context of the families’ location.


Copyright © 2014

Cover Photograph © 2012 Budden Photography

Cover and book design by Jennifer Jacob Additional copy by Jennifer Jacob, Joelle Kelly and Lauren Ochalek


All photographs included within are used with the photographers’ permissions. All stories included are the author’s approval.

Made available through support and funding by Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network (DSDN)


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