Letter to New Parents

Receiving a diagnosis of Down syndrome can be overwhelming and sometimes scary. You have many questions, and you might be feeling nervous about everything you think you should be doing or learning about to help your baby. Maybe you knew in advance that your child has Ds or perhaps you have just learned the news after delivering your baby. Take a deep breath, try to relax. Know that in many ways, your baby will be like any other baby who needs to be fed, held and loved. There will be challenges along the way, but there will be great joys that you can’t even imagine!

We invite you to look over the resources on our website, contact us by phone or e-mail, or come to a meeting. Many new parents find it helpful and reassuring to talk to a mother or father who can understand some of what they are experiencing. If you would like to talk with another parent, we would be happy to put you in touch with someone in our group. Parents in our area are also a wealth of information when it comes to accessing local resources. We are all in the same boat, so to speak, but some of us are just a bit further along on the journey and have picked up some great information along the way.

We are dedicated to learning more about Ds, supporting each other, and educating the community about children and adults with Ds. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

Become a member and join today !!

FREE 1 year membership for New Parent's

Kim Ortega

New Parent Coordinator

Phone 281-736-8008


GHFEDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support organization serving the Greater Clear Lake area, including South Houston, Pearland, Pasadena, League City, Galveston, and other surrounding areas.


P.O. Box 891093
Houston, TX 77289

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