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