Adopting a Child with Down Syndrome: “Best Decision We Ever Made”


(Jerome Lejeune Foundation) – After they had their first two children, Whittney and Michael Moody struggled with infertility and multiple miscarriages. Just when they were about to give up, they learned they were pregnant with Jude.

Jude was diagnosed with Down syndrome shortly after birth, which the Moodys initially met with trepidation. But they soon learned that their worries were unfounded – as Whittney put it:

But then, as the months went by I began to learn that Down Syndrome was not this huge scary diagnosis that I had thought it was. I began to see the complete joy that Jude brought to everyone around him.

Then, when Jude was a year and a half old, Whittney and her husband began to think about adoption. CONTINUE