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"It's important for children to be able to be themselves."
"You end up in this medical scene, I almost forget to enjoy having my child."
"At first, very small things could make me incredibly sad."
"Your first thought is: the world is ending. But it's not ending, another world just opens itself up."
"I love having a deaf child, that's hard to explain."
"Our parents gave us confidence: you're great, just the way you are."
"It was really kind of a relief when we heard Emiel was deaf."
"Would he ever be able to hear music, or the rain beating against the window? That was quite important to me."
"The first year was very busy, so many appointments. We barely had time to enjoy it."
"We're religious, and I immediately noticed this having an effect on my faith."
"I think bonding and interacting with your child is the most important thing."
"Sometimes I feel belittled as a deaf person."
"Now that I see how happy they are, I worry a lot less."
"The realization really hit us: we're responsible for this now."
"What can I do now?"
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