Parenting a Child with Spina Bifida

Parenting a Child with Spina Bifida

Nicole found out that her daughter had Spina Bifida when she was 16 weeks pregnant. After a lot of research, Nicole decided surgery in utero would give her daughter a head start at beating this diagnosis. Years later her baby, Piper, has overcome overwhelming odds,...
Spinal Muscular Atrophy-A Parent’s Experience

Spinal Muscular Atrophy-A Parent’s Experience

Caitlin and Dallin’s daughter, Auni, was 4 months old when they realized she wasn’t developing typically. When Auni was 7 months old, she was diagnosed with Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy, or SMA, which is a terminal diagnosis. Auni lived 21 months before she passed...
A Family Built by Adopting Special Needs Children

A Family Built by Adopting Special Needs Children

Christie and her husband have adopted 35 children, 26 of them have had special needs. Christie never thought about adopting a child with special needs.  The thought of doing that frightened her. That all changed when she found a local ad a couple had placed, searching...
Tiffany and TJ: Down Syndrome

Tiffany and TJ: Down Syndrome

Immediately after Tiffany and TJ’s son Austin was born, Tiffany noticed Austin’s almond shaped eyes, and she knew this was a sign of having Down syndrome. She immediately knew he was born with Ds, but they got the official diagnosis from their doctor a...
Georgia and Nick: Autism

Georgia and Nick: Autism

When Georgia and Nick’s son Lincoln was a year and a half, he was ahead in his speech, and in lots of different ways, he was a smart kid doing really well. The older he got, he started showing signs of Autism. He lost more and more speech and stopped interacting...

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