Birth Diagnosis

Congratulations on the newest addition to your family!

We understand the feelings you may be experiencing after receiving the unexpected news that your baby has Down syndrome. Shock, confusion, grief, and fear are common emotions when receiving this news. We are here for you and want you to know that your baby is precious and worthy of celebration! 

This journey is full of many unexpected blessings and we can confidently share that your child will change you for the better. As you start on this new path, we encourage you to learn more about your new baby and understand that he or she will show you the way. You’ll learn about how the extra 21st chromosome impacts your child, but does not define him or her. 

Your baby will teach you and change your life in the most beautiful ways. Congratulations!

Request a Basket

We want to welcome you to our loving and supportive community with the gift of a Jack’s Basket! While our baskets are filled with up-to-date resources, books, and gifts for your baby – our greatest desire is that in receiving a basket you would know you are supported and your child is celebrated.

Ultimately, a Jack’s Basket offers the gift of hope, love, and connection. When you receive a basket, you also have the opportunity to connect with a parent in our volunteer community who is also raising a child with Down syndrome.

Eliza, you make me better.

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