ellysfatherandsisterWe’re celebrating Down Syndrome today by wearing our most colorful socks. Roll up your pant cuffs and join in the fun!

Down Syndrome International invites everyone across the world to wear LOTS OF SOCKS on 21 March 2013 to raise awareness on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD).

We want to get people talking about WDSD on 21 March, and we can do this if we all wear socks…BUT NOT JUST ANY SOCKS…brightly coloured socks, mismatched socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock…maybe even 3 socks (or EXTRA socks) for 3 chromosomes. Or if you don’t normally wear socks then wear them. Just so long as they are socks which are on display and people will ask you about.

AND WHY STOP AT SOCKS? Wear brightly coloured clothing if you like, say if it’s too hot for socks. The choice is yours, but we ask you to join us in wearing something which will help tell the world about WDSD.

It is easy to do, so whether you are at home, nursery, school, university, work, play, travel, holiday or anywhere, join in!

On 21 March 2013, wear LOTS OF SOCKS and invite all your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.


Elly’s Angels and Adoption STAR

Elly’s Angels foundation provides funds to infants with special needs who are in need of adoption. These Angels will be placed in a home where they can achieve their highest potential, receive all of the care and love that they deserve, and be provided with unique opportunities.

The Elly’s Angels Foundation works with Adoption STAR to sponsor infants with special needs who are in need of adoption. Adoption STAR (Supporting, Training, Advocacy, Resources), a Non-Profit New York State Authorized Adoption Agency, is a compassionate and unique organization. They provide highly individualized services to Support, Train, Advocate and offer Resources to adoptive parents and expectant parents as they explore the adoption option. They are a domestic and international child placement agency.


The Fried Connection

In celebration of her daughter Elisheva’s 18th Birthday, CEO and Founder Michele Fried created this anagram in tribute to Elisheva

Happy Birthday Elisheva! 18 years old! I am so glad you are:

D.o.w.n. S.y.n.d.r.o.m.e.

Read more about Michele and Chuck Fried’s three daughters who have Down Syndrome.

Read More about Special Needs Adoption: Michele Fried on the Open House and Elly’s Angels, Special Needs Adoption with Shining STAR, In the News: Your Perfect Child, A Family’s Special Needs Adoption Journey, Adopting a Child with Special Needs, Adopting a child with Special Needs Part 2