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