A mother like Alex.

Posted on November 28, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

This interesting and poignant article written by Amanda Cable in the Femail section in the Daily Mail online is very touching and heart rendering as it exposed the sadness,the emotional rollercoaster feelings, the lack of informations and moral support and assistance for the mother with a Down’s Syndrome kid.

If she had been given more moral and emotional support , she would have reconsidered giving him away for adoption.It can be a very hard and difficult decision to make and the guilt may haunt her for the rest of her life.

It is very lucky and fortunate for her that she met this beautiful and understanding woman who agreed to adopt her son . She kept her informed of the progress of her son and allowed her to be
involved in his life.

In most of the adoption cases, once the mother gives up her baby , she will never see or hear from him again.

Being a very young mother with a DS kid can be very daunting and scary. He is mentally challenged and will require special needs and care.

DS is caused by the presence of all or part of an extra 21st chromosome. It is named after John Langdon Down, the British doctor who described the syndrome in 1866.

Maternal age influences the chances of conceiving a baby with Down syndrome. At maternal age 20 to 24, the probability is one in 1562; at age 35 to 39 the probability is one in 214, and above age 45 the probability is one in 19. Marrying later and having children runs a higher risk .

Alex Bell ,53, from Manchester, UK is a very remarkable woman. She has adopted eight children with DS! She cannot be an ordinary woman but an angel in disguise. God has given her the ability and the love to look after those mentally challenged kids.

Those kids have been given a mother’s pure and genuine love and brought up in a cozy and warmth family atmosphere . When others find it a burden , she finds it a pleasure and an endless source of joy . She is a very special lady or an angel in disguise.

The book A Mother Like Alex, by Bernard Clark, is published by HarperCollins.

May God Bless her and all those children.

Reference and thanks to:-

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1090103/Why-I-Downs-syndrome-baby-adoption–loving-mother-took-in.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_syndrome

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