I Met a Mother with Down Syndrome and Her Child!

As the parent of a child with Down syndrome, I have wondered if people with Down syndrome can get pregnant and have a child. Over the years I have seen various posts about parents who have Down syndrome, but I had never been able to verify if those posts were true, or not.

That all changed a few years ago when our non-profit, Hope Story, was exhibiting at the National Down Syndrome Congress Conference in Dallas, TX. While I was at our booth I actually met (in person) a mom who has Down syndrome and her son (as well as the adult with Down syndrome’s mother!) I was so excited to meet this family!

Three Generations in One Photo!
A Mother with Down Syndrome and Her Son!

The mom with Down syndrome seemed like a loving mom who loved her son (like most mothers, and the family all lives with the grandmother.) They were such a joy to meet and I was glad I had the opportunity to meet this family and to be able to say, with certainty, that women with Down syndrome can get pregnant and have children!

Practically, I am sure there are unique challenges to this family dynamic, but I am glad that people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to experience life milestones such as parenthood, getting their driver’s license, and finding meaningful work.

Did you people with Down syndrome could have children? What do you think about this amazing family!? Leave a comment below and let me know.

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About Rick Smith

Hi, I'm Noah's Dad and I'm passionate about giving the world a window into our life as we raise our son who was born with Down syndrome. I also enjoy connecting with other families, so let's stay connected.

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