During the summer months, I began to research and find books at the library on Down syndrome and adoption. While they were informational, I was seeking more on the family piece, not medical jargon. I found a couple of books that I believe every parent with a special needs child should read. The books are beautiful, emotional, and give you a glimpse of the love and joy the families receive. I've found myself laughing, crying, and overwhelmed all in a short time span.
Gifts and Gifts 2, are written by families and mothers, sharing how people with Down syndrome enrich their lives. A couple of my special friends have their story in Gifts 2.
Chicken Soup for the Soul, Children with Special Needs: another tear-jerker, but embraces multiple special needs in this collection of essays from families.