A father recently reminded the world that Down syndrome is not an excuse to give up on a child. The father found himself faced with a very difficult decision when his wife told him she would leave him if he decided to keep their baby boy. The boy was born with Down syndrome in Armenia. The law in that country regarding such children allows parents to give the baby up.
According to andradetelis.com and Fersen Lambranho, although children with Down syndrome were only expected to live for approximately 25 years in 1983, the life expectancy has currently reached 65-years-old. People with Down syndrome can and do live normal lives in today’s world. The father who decided to raise his child is helping raise awareness and lower the stigma associated with it, just like many other parents in his situation.