Another Target Ad and #DownSyndrome Sighting!

by Carrie with Children with 12 comments

I was so excited to open yesterday’s Target ad to see a cute, little guy on page 9 with Down syndrome!

This is the third time (that I’m aware of) that Target has featured a child with Down syndrome.  Past weekly ads included their Back to School advertisement and another this past November leading up to the holiday rush.

All of these children and so precious!  I’m proud to see a large company incorporating children with special needs into their advertising campaigns!

(Hey Target, if you are listening – let’s chat…my Molly would make a great model!)


  • Through the Lens of Kimberly Gauthier, Photography Blog

    It cracks me up how far we’ve come from “retarded” being okay to say to actors and models with Down Syndrome. If it weren’t for actors over the years, I would feel sad for children with Down Syndrome, instead, I get excited for what they’ll show us.

    Such an inspiration!!! Thanks for sharing!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks so much for reading, Kimberly! I love seeing companies showing support for those with special needs!

  • Eschelle

    I hope target is listening!! lol you should tweet them!

    • Carrie with Children

      I hope they are listening… I tweeted them my post! 🙂

  • Rachel@ That's Life

    I LOVE it! Finally, a big company understands we are all not cookie cutters! I too hope Target is listening, your daughter is so adorable and would make a great model!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks Rachel! I love seeing such a huge company supporting kiddos with special needs!

  • Anna

    Ive enjoyed all the talk about the Target ad. It makes me glad that I frequent their store often.I agree…. your daughter is soooo adorable. Maybe our daughter would be a good possibility too?!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you! I agree, it makes me proud to shop there too! I love supporting companies that support kids with special needs!

  • Shirley Andrews

    I am the proud grandmother of five year old Tomas, one of these very special children. He’s beautiful, bright and has a loving father, mother, brother and sister. Praying that all mankind will appreciate and welcome ALL God’s children.

    90% of D.S. children are aborted!!!!!!!! What are we doing?????????

    Target gets my vote and support!

    • Carrie with Children

      Hi Shirley – Thanks so much for reading! I know you must be so proud of Tomas!

  • momto8blog

    I will support Target because of this ad!