Families willing to adopt children with special needs “are all around us”

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A few years ago, a principal from my local elementary school decided with her husband to expand her family by adopting a little girl with Down syndrome. The couple was so overjoyed by the experience that they decided to adopt a second child with Down syndrome, a …

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One little girl with cancer’s priceless reaction to her photo

By Dave Andrusko October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and I’m guessing that few people will make a more lasting contribution this year than Rhode Island photographer Laura Kilgus. Some of the powerfully inspirational images taken by the 29-year-old Kilgus are now being recognized by national media outlets, including the Today Show, WTXF 29, a …

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Pope Francis offers special attention to man with Down syndrome

By Lauren Enriquez Down Syndrome Awareness Month came to a close on Thursday, and we couldn’t let it pass by without sharing one more inspiring story about the strides that are being made in Down syndrome awareness and acceptance. Pope Francis has already demonstrated on numerous occasions his dedication to promoting the value of human …

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Msgr. Charles Pope: “Life is Not Always What it Seems”

By Dave Andrusko As we’ve reminded you several times already, October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. We’ve posted several stories, including “The Special Privilege of being the parent of a child with Down Syndrome.” Next in line to share is a post from Msgr. Charles Pope, from the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., titled, “A Life …

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