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Black Families Support 

Welcome to the Black Families Down Syndrome Network! Click below to join this group for mothers and fathers with kids rockin' an extra chromosome. 

The intention of this group is for Black/mixed families expecting or raising a Black/mixed child with Down syndrome to connect with other families. Black Families Down Syndrome Network is a subgroup of the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network (DSDN). The mission of DSDN is to connect, support, and provide accurate information for families with a Down syndrome diagnosis. Our vision is to ensure families have unbiased and factually accurate diagnosis experiences, every time, through which families quickly know they're not alone.

DSDN offers two ways for Black Families to connect:

"I remember being caught totally off guard... I sat in shock numb to the unknown. I may have even cried then but I can’t remember. I remember reading a message from a mother who has a baby with Down syndrome and her words to her husband were, “why not us?” Every time I questioned why this was happening to us, I would follow it up with, “why not us?” My baby is 1 and I can’t imagine her any other way nor would I want her to be any other way.

 

You can do this mama. Nothing in life gets easy we just have to know how to handle the harder better. It may be hard but watch how you will be blessed to handle the harder better."

 

Chrislyn's Rockin' Mom