Will is my husband's biological son, my "stepson", but I dislike that word.
Will was 7 when I met him but very much like a toddler. He was nonverbal and such a tiny little fella. He instantly won my heart and looking back now, we just sorta winged it and figured things out together. We formed a special bond from the very beginning and have a really special relationship. He may not be mine, but I will always be his.
Will's super lucky to have a mom and a dad who have always put him first and make sure he is able to go between two houses seamlessly. He's with his mom during the week when he's in school and with us every weekend and whenever school's out. I also have two stepdaughters, Will's older sisters, in college. It was awesome having everyone here for Father's Day last weekend!
And yes, Will is the reason we adopted children with Down syndrome. When we decide to adopt it was just a given. Parenting Will had been one of the greatest joys and blessings of my life. That's not to say it is easy or without challenges, but it's certainly worth every second.