I know friends who have healthy three or four kids of their own but want to adopt. Some of them specifically want to adopt Down Syndrome babies. These are amazing people, it goes without saying. I don't know if I would could be that selfless. I admire not only their openness to life, but their openness to "abnormal" life.
New research is offering new hope for Down Syndrome children, however -- and the promise of a future that will help mothers pressured into abortion make a choice for life.
Please watch this video: http://www.researchds.org/?displayvideo=true
Research Down Syndrome suggests that parents are largely unaware of the truly groundbreaking research being done on behalf of children with Down Syndrome. The fact is that scientists have begun identifying the sources of learning difficulties in persons with Down Syndrome. As a result the future holds increased life opportunities for Down Syndrome kids, including more advanced educational opportunities and improved career paths, which could very possibly lead to independent living.
[Hat tip to E.E.]