Children with Down Syndrome Featured in Ads

Sometimes businesses step up and do the right thing, and Target and Nordstrom deserve a pat on the back. Both companies have used children in their advertising. Recently, both have made a positive statement about children with Down syndrome by featuring them in print ads. Six-year-old Ryan was featured in Nordstom’’s Anniversary Catalog, and in Target’’s early January ads. Ryan’’s parents are pleased with their son’’s visibility, saying, “Ryan “is a beautiful boy inside and out. He makes us better parents and a better family.”” Sadly, about 90 percent of parents who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome abort their unborn babies. If additional companies were to highlight the blessings of children with Down syndrome, more parents might choose to give life to theirs.

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