McConell had already four children when she decided to have another baby along
with her current partner, Dan. The man was very excited to have a girl...
So, at the age of 45, she decided to have another baby. But it was just a matter of time for the bad news to show up: the probabilities for the babies to be born with cognitive problems were really high.
Yes, the babies. Julie was actually pregnant with twins. And, worse for Dan,
they were two boys.
The news almost tore Julie up, because despite that she already knew that the probabilities for her to give birth to a child with down syndrome were high, she still hoped to have a "normal" kid.
But science says that 1 of every 100 kids of parents older than 40 years is born with this problem.
When Julie found out about this, she still had the time to stop the pregnancy, but she didn't have the heart to do it. She just couldn't reject her own children.
So, she decided to have the twins, thinking about giving them for adoption later. She didn't feel the strength to raise two special kids. It’s already a challenge for any mother indeed.
So, she soon found a couple interested in adopting the twins. But however, the
couple got a little scared because of the responsibility and difficulties that
meant adopting not only one but two kids with down syndrome.
Julie and Dan took this situation as a signal that they had to change their opinion. So they decided to take care of their special babies with love.
The rest of the kids were happy with the decision of their parents and they
happily welcomed their new brothers.
A wonderful story, a situation for a mother, which at first thought that it didn't have any solution but then changed her opinion. It wasn’t so easy as she says.
Julie doesn't regret the decision of keeping her beautiful twins.
Based on materials: goodhousekeeping.com