A Life for Christopher

By Marcy Thompson, Wisconsin Right to Life Intern Editor’s note. November is National Adoption Month. Today we continue with another of our new or reposted stories about this life-affirming option. Hi everyone, I’m Marcy, Wisconsin Right to Life intern! I wanted to share with you all the wonderful adoption story of my friends, the Collicott …

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Tebow on ‘Tonight’ show talks about “Night to Shine,” a “worldwide prom for people with special needs”

By Katie Yoder As sports evolves into a new political battleground, one star is standing out by making the world a better place. And, he’ll readily tell you, the credit goes to God. On Wednesday, former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow appeared on The Tonight Show to talk about his new career …

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“The real choice in accepting or rejecting a child with special needs is between love and unlove”

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Editor’s note. Tuesday was World Down Syndrome Day. As we promised, we’ve run new posts and old posts all week in celebration of this important annual event. Charles J. Chaput is Archbishop of the Diocese of Philadelphia. This was a column he wrote for CatholicPhilly. Archbishop Chaput references …

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A child with Down Syndrome and the education of her father

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. We are posting new and previously run stories as a way of helping to raise awareness. No doubt because two of my daughters work with kids with developmental needs, I am especially receptive to books about the challenges but also the rewards of rearing …

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It starts with the word yes! Special Parents for Special Needs Kids

By Leticia Velasquez, Co-founder of KIDS (Keep Infants with Down Syndrome) and author of “A Special Mother is Born” Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness month. All this month we are publishing new and previously posted stories about children with Down syndrome and their families Rick Smith, the effervescent dad of “Noah’s Dad” fame didn’t …

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Adoption: truly paying it forward

By Joleigh Little, Teens for Life and Region Coordinator, Wisconsin Right to Life Editor’s note. November is Adoption Awareness Month. We’ve been posting and reposting stories about the blessings of adoption. The following first appeared a few months ago in National Right to Life News, the “pro-life newspaper of record.” I truly understand that “everyone …

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Pro-Life Perspective: Steven Curtis Chapman and Tim Tebow: Helping Special Need Children

By Carol Tobias, President National Right to Life Editor’s note. This can also be heard at www.prolifeperspective.com. In Christian circles, it would be difficult to imagine two names much better known than Grammy award winner Steven Curtis Chapman and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow. In a recent announcement we found out that their respective foundations …

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I Wouldn’t Have Known: Parenting a Special Needs Child

By Jess Clark Editor’s note. Jess Clark is a gifted writer. Although this post appeared in 2011, I just ran across it. Her thoughts about “R2” are so powerful I knew I needed to share them on with our NRL News Today readers. This first appeared here. Twelve years ago, I was scared out of …

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