The correct way to refer to a person with Down syndrome is "person
first." For example, "a child with Down syndrome," not "a Down
syndrome child." Also, the correct spelling is Down, not Downs. This
devastating story highlights a few things--the utter inhumanity of people who
would throw away a child because of perceived defect and, at the same time, the
goodness of people who recognize it. Who actually has the "defect" here?
Obviously those poor, benighted biological parents--if you can call them
that--who have rejected their child and deprived that little girl of her brother
and left the woman who provided a service for them without pay and with a burden
of care that she was not expecting. Disgusting.
The surrogate mother has taken the whole thing quite well. She acts like the
mother in the Solomon story in the bible who was willing to give up the baby
instead of having it killed. You can see why surrogate mothers and the
arrangement for their services is banned in some places.