WELCOME TO HOPE21
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PREGNANCY
Expecting a baby is an adjustment for the whole family. The thought of having a child with Down Syndrome might scare you right now. But your daughter or son will be able to lead a fulfilling life, one worth living. We know this from our own experience, and we will support you on the path ahead!
You are sure to have many questions right now:
- What should I expect?
- Can we lead a normal family life?
- Did we do something wrong?
- Why us?
- Can I continue to work?
- How will our child develop? Will he/she be happy?
- Who can help us? Who can I talk to about all these things? Who will support us?
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
The diagnosis might trigger a roller coaster of emotions. We understand. We felt the same way. Take a deep breath. In…. and out. Donʼt let yourself be pressured and pause for a moment. Get in touch with one of our HopeFamilies to chat - no strings attached. Weʼll listen to you and weʼll take your fears and concerns seriously. We can relate to your situation and understand you.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE
Thereʼs never been a better time in history than now for a life with Down Syndrome. The support systems are now better than ever before.
Like all children, a child with an extra chromosome is unique. They will develop strengths and skills and will enrich your family life. We know this from our own experience. Hope21 is a network of families who have a child with Down Syndrome. Weʼd love to give you an insight into our exciting lives.