The global average for abortions of babies with Down Syndrome after a positive prenatal development screening result is about 90%. The most commonly performed prenatal diagnostic tests include amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS).

This website is for and about people who choose NOT to abort based on these results, herein known as “the 10%.”

Visit the “About” page to learn the story behind the “I am NOT sorry” concept.

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  1. Brian Dettor's Gravatar Brian Dettor
    July 14, 2011 - 10:33 am | Permalink


  2. Uncle Charlie's Gravatar Uncle Charlie
    July 14, 2011 - 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Welcome to planet Earth Adam. I love you buddy.
    Uncle Charlie

  3. Cynthia Glinka's Gravatar Cynthia Glinka
    July 14, 2011 - 4:59 pm | Permalink

    Welcome to the world Adam! Your sister is anxiously awaiting for you to come home. Mom, dad, family & friends will surround you with love to keep you warm.

  4. Lisa Johnson's Gravatar Lisa Johnson
    July 14, 2011 - 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Welcome baby Adam! You are adorable and precious. Thank you for sharing this beautiful video.

  5. Diane Lagasse's Gravatar Diane Lagasse
    July 15, 2011 - 11:29 am | Permalink

    I am so happy that you chose life for Adam! It brought me back to the birth of our now 23 year old son, Aaron, who has Down syndrome. You definitely will NOT be sorry. We learned about you through Julie’s sister Cookie. Cookie is Aaron’s favorite person in the whole world. She does respite care for our family. Let others walk this awesome journey with you. More importantly, God is with you every step of the way. Diane, Ray and Aaron Lagasse from Crookston, MN

  6. Kathy Ford's Gravatar Kathy Ford
    July 15, 2011 - 7:46 pm | Permalink

    He looks like his big sister! I am looking forward to seeing Adam!

  7. Ruthe and Chet Hill's Gravatar Ruthe and Chet Hill
    July 16, 2011 - 9:22 am | Permalink

    Dear Sue and Adam,

    You both look great! We are so happy you have arrived, Adam, and we know your journey thru life will be a wonderful experience. We wish you happiness in all that lays ahead for you.
    Congratuations to you all, Susan, Steven and Gracie.
    With Love and Best Wishes, Ruthe and Chet

  8. Adele Dalba's Gravatar Adele Dalba
    July 16, 2011 - 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Welcome to our world, my precious grandson Adam!! I love you SO much and can’t wait to hold you. Congratulations to my wonderful son Steve, my beautiful daughter-in-law Sue and to my precious granddaughter, Gracie on this great addition to the Gatlin family!! Lots of hugs and kisses, “Mom”, aka “Adele” aka “Amy”

  9. Dorothy Serio's Gravatar Dorothy Serio
    July 17, 2011 - 5:52 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations Steve, Sue and Gracie. Adam is so precious. Through my wonderful friend Adele I have been able to share in your journey. May God watch over each of you as you continue with your lives. God has graced us with a precious little baby to brighten our world. Thoughts and Prayers are with you! Dorothy Serio

  10. Angela Mason's Gravatar Angela Mason
    July 18, 2011 - 2:11 pm | Permalink

    Hey Neighbors!
    Adam is beautiful! I had to shed a few tears of joy when I watched the video. We are so happy he is here and so grateful to you all for being brave enough to share him with the world. We are here for you; whatever you need, just shout across the street and we’ll help in any way we can!
    Much Love and Many Blessings,
    The Masons (James, Angela, Jacob, and Joshua)

  11. Gloria Leithold's Gravatar Gloria Leithold
    July 19, 2011 - 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Welcome to the family Adam. We are all looking forward to visiting you.

    much love to you all Aunt glory & Uncle Art

  12. July 19, 2011 - 9:40 pm | Permalink

    Sweet Adam, our Special Little Friend, bless you for joining in on all this world has to offer, & for sharing with us how beautiful you are. I have many wonderful developementaly disabled friends who are among the citizens that help to shape our lives. I so look forward to meeting & huging you very soon. Uncle Tommy

  13. July 19, 2011 - 9:48 pm | Permalink

    Oh yea, congradulations to Sue, Steve & Little Gracie (Rox) Gatlin… U. T.

  14. Pat Sharp's Gravatar Pat Sharp
    July 20, 2011 - 12:06 am | Permalink

    Congratulations, Sue and Steve, on the arrival of your beautiful Adam. Too early to hope to see you all on Sunday at Ceci’s??

  15. Pat Sharp's Gravatar Pat Sharp
    July 20, 2011 - 12:08 am | Permalink

    Congratulations, Sue and Steve, on the arrival of Baby Adam. Looking forward to seeing you all soon … maybe Sunday?

    July 20, 2011 - 4:54 am | Permalink

    Welcome, Adam. Bet Gracie is out of this world excited waiting for you to get home.

  17. Roy And Linda Myers's Gravatar Roy And Linda Myers
    July 20, 2011 - 6:34 am | Permalink

    Welcome Home, Welcome Home. We,ll see you soon Roy And Linda

  18. Debbie Blackledge's Gravatar Debbie Blackledge
    July 20, 2011 - 6:37 am | Permalink

    That was a beautiful video! I have been praying and will contine to pray for Baby Adam and your whole family. He is a special gift from God!

  19. Jonathan Kramer's Gravatar Jonathan Kramer
    July 20, 2011 - 10:06 am | Permalink


    Welcome to this beautiful world which welcomes you with open arms and infinite possibilities! You are truly a gift to the world and we all wait for you to contribute what God has given you!!

    Much love,


  20. Connie Newhall's Gravatar Connie Newhall
    July 20, 2011 - 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations Steve and Sue ! Baby Adam is just beautiful. You must be so happy, I am so thrilled for you.

  21. Kim Espil's Gravatar Kim Espil
    July 20, 2011 - 2:16 pm | Permalink

    We are so exited to meet you Adam! You look just like your sissy “G”. We are happy for you all and love you dearly. So glad you are our neighbors and such close friends. You are family to us! Congrats again.

    Love, The Espil’s

  22. Christine (Puccini)'s Gravatar Christine (Puccini)
    July 27, 2011 - 3:40 pm | Permalink

    such a beautful tribute – huge congrats – what a lucky little boy – LOVE to you all -xoxo

  23. Lesley Savelli's Gravatar Lesley Savelli
    July 27, 2011 - 4:47 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to the Gatlin family on the birth of your baby boy! Life is precious and every new baby is a reminder – enjoy every minute!! with all our love, The Savelli Family

  24. July 28, 2011 - 1:30 pm | Permalink

    congratulations! He is stunning! We are one of the 10% standing proud among you! Our Ollie arrived Feb 10th of this year. She conquered open heart surgery June 9th! We adore her in every possible way and are blessed to be her parents!

  25. Mary Higgins's Gravatar Mary Higgins
    July 28, 2011 - 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Wow! I’m in tears. Thanks for sharing your journey. My 3rd child has severe disabilities and I choose NOT to do prenatal testing. I am also NOT sorry. She has given us 13 beautiful years so far and far more love & joy than we had ever imagined. Sounds trite but it is so so true. Would love to meet Adam someday.
    Enjoy! Mary (TLHS parent)

  26. July 28, 2011 - 4:23 pm | Permalink

    We want to congratulate you on the birth of your beautiful little boy! You are blessed beyond words. We stand with you, and like you, we are also NOT sorry!


  27. Dorothy Serio's Gravatar Dorothy Serio
    July 28, 2011 - 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Steve & Sue,
    So glad to hear that Adam is holding his own. In his short time here on Earth he has touched so many of our lives. God has a “Grand Plan” for your precious son. Thanks you so much for sharing this part of your lives us. Our love and prayers are with you!

  28. Liliana Castro's Gravatar Liliana Castro
    July 28, 2011 - 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Dear Sue and Steve, congratulations!!! Thanks for bring to the world this wonderful child! he is a blessing.

    A person who works for me, friend of Margarita, told me about your baby, I had been thinking about you since then. Today she gave me your information and I really felt moving when I see your page. 21 months ago, our baby boy, Marcel, was born with Down Syndrome, we chose to bring him to our life and since the first moment until now we had been blessing. We live in San Rafael and we will love to meet you. We are looking for other families that shared this wonderful experience and grow together in this journey.
    Sue and Adam, please believe in what you are doing now and trust in Adam, he will show you everyday what to do, remember that he chose you as a parents, because you can help him with Love, patient and hope.

  29. Angela Kozlowski's Gravatar Angela Kozlowski
    July 30, 2011 - 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations Steve and Sue on the birth of Adam! My first thought when I saw all that HAIR was, “wow, he looks just like Steven as a little kid!”. We’re pulling and praying for you and hoping Adam’s lungs get healthier and stronger each day. Remind him when he’s older that he was born on a special day- Coon Dog Day! Meme and Poppa would have gotten a kick out of that. 🙂

    Love from the east coast cousins-

    Mark and Angela, Julia, Marcus and Zak

  30. Christine Canning Fiordalisi's Gravatar Christine Canning Fiordalisi
    August 1, 2011 - 5:54 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations Steve and Sue on the birth of your beautiful son Adam. Grace must be enjoying her new baby brother, God Bless.

  31. Gabriela Shea's Gravatar Gabriela Shea
    August 1, 2011 - 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Such a beautiful beginning! Congratulations Gatlin family. I’m inspired by the love that surrounds precious Adam!

  32. Dorothy Serio's Gravatar Dorothy Serio
    August 2, 2011 - 4:31 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful son! I know in my heart that Adam will thrive when he gets to go home to be with all of his family. His family will fill his heart with love and nurturing so that he will improve at a record pace. I pray that God will give all those who have worried and cried over his struggles the strength to know that Adam is special and he will hold a special place in all our hearts forever. He has taught me that life if worth fighting for no matter how hard the struggle. I wish for him and his entire family the wisdom to know how much he means to all of us and the impact he has made on all our lives. Our prayers and thoughts ae with you!
    Dorothy and Jim Serio

  33. Lorraine Leitman's Gravatar Lorraine Leitman
    August 4, 2011 - 7:29 am | Permalink

    Congratulations to Steve,Sue,and Gracie on th arrival of their beautiful
    new son Adam. We are all praying for a long and healthy life. Your
    mom keeps me updated as you know your family has been special
    to me for a long,long time.

  34. Adele Dalba's Gravatar Adele Dalba
    August 4, 2011 - 8:41 am | Permalink

    I love you, my precious grandson! And I love you too, Gracie!!! Adam is going to be so happy to be at home with you all day; I know he’s looking forward to the pretty songs you will be able to sing to him. You will be a GREAT help to Mommy and Daddy. Love, “Amy”

  35. August 6, 2011 - 2:06 pm | Permalink

    To my sweet nephew Steve, congrats to you and Sue on a beautiful baby boy. May God watch over Adam and let him know he has alot of prayers from Texas and Mississippi.

  36. Adele Dalba's Gravatar Adele Dalba
    August 7, 2011 - 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Grammy loves you Adam!!

  37. Lydia Winkeller's Gravatar Lydia Winkeller
    August 12, 2011 - 10:17 am | Permalink

    He is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I think like his Mommy (how is it that Sue looks so beautiful right after giving birth? ) Congratulations to all of you. I am sure Gracie is beside herself with delight at being a big sister!
    xoxooxo love from ALL the Winkellers

  38. Breta Dettor's Gravatar Breta Dettor
    August 15, 2011 - 12:16 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful day for the Gatlin family. Adam is so precious and beautiful, can’t wait until we meet him in person. Our love to you, Sue and Grace . Breta and Barry Dettor

  39. Dorothy Serio's Gravatar Dorothy Serio
    August 25, 2011 - 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic News!!! We are so glad for your entire family to finally have Adam home. It is such a relief to know that your son is close by and everyone can relax in the creature comforts of home. We are excited for all of you. You still have our continued thoughts and prayers for Adam’s improvement.

  40. Michelle Ruffini's Gravatar Michelle Ruffini
    September 3, 2011 - 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Glad to read that Adam is home too! Have a great Labor Day weekend.

  41. Angela Mason's Gravatar Angela Mason
    September 5, 2011 - 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Praise God, he’s home! How exciting! Please call w/any needs.
    Much Love,
    Angela, James, Jacob, and Joshua

  42. Dorothy Serio's Gravatar Dorothy Serio
    September 17, 2011 - 6:42 am | Permalink

    We have been waiting for this good news!!! Congrats!! Adam has such a cute smile. What a blessing! We will continue with the prayers to get him up and eating properly soon!
    Dorothy & Jim Serio

  43. October 2, 2011 - 6:53 pm | Permalink

    Simply one of the most necessary and loving sites to come along in years. The video of the arrival of baby Adam is so beautiful. Congratulations to Mama, Papa and big sister! Wonderful!

  44. erica's Gravatar erica
    January 8, 2012 - 8:45 am | Permalink

    Love the new video. The girls keep watching it over and over with Gretchen reading the captions. We are so excited about this and are so happy that we have become friends. Keep going.

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