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Hope for Russia's Down Syndrome Children

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March 20, 2013
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In Russia most children suffering from Down Syndrome are given up for adoption and often end up in psychiatric hospitals. One woman is trying to change perceptions in a country where having a child with any sort of handicap is often perceived as shameful.


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