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