28
Apr
2020

Returning Citizen on ASL sign for Quarantine

ASL Sign for Quarantine What sign do you use for “quarantine”? Deaf returning citizen, Jason, discusses why a certain commonly used sign does not accurately describe what “quarantine” means, and how it can be triggering for people who have actually experienced being imprisoned. . Jason is standing in front of a red brick building with a black door, signing his …

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3
Oct
2019

Deaf Birth Mother and Open Adoption

A Story Shared by Deaf Birth Mother TamiJo shares the heartbreak and blessings of being a Deaf birth mother of a hearing daughter who was placed in an open adoption. Hi, my name is TamiJo – TJ. I want to share about my life as a Deaf birth mother. I’ve really enjoyed watching the different stories about adoption and adoptees, …

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1
Oct
2019

Deaf Foster Care Experience: Christy’s Story

Deaf Foster Care Experience Christy talks about her Deaf foster care experience growing up in a foster family, while keeping in touch with her birth family. Ineligble for Adoption Due to Being Deaf Hi, I’m Christy LaSalle. I grew up fostered by one family. I was a ward of the state because I was considered disabled and ineligible for adoption …

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29
Sep
2019

Korean-American Deaf Adoptee: Kami’s Story

Korean-American Deaf Adoptee Shares Her Story Kami tells her story as a Korean-American Deaf adoptee, recounting the touching moment her mother identified her out of a group of newly arrived babies. She also covers a few other adoption-related issues. Each Adoption Experience is Different Hi, my name is Kami and I’m a Korean-American Deaf adoptee. I was asked to share …

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27
Sep
2019

Deaf Hispanic Adoptee: Treean’s Story

Deaf Adoptee Discovered His Hispanic Identity Treean discusses the life-changing moment when he discovered his Hispanic cultural identity as a Deaf adoptee from Bogota, Colombia I owe a huge, infinite amount of gratitude to one particular person. Let me explain. I will never forget that precious moment. The moment changed my life in the most profound and incredible way. Every …

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25
Sep
2019

Deaf Adoptee Shares Her Experience

Experience of a Deaf Adoptee Cynthia opens up about being a Deaf adoptee, sharing some experiences she had that are common among adoptees. Deaf Parents Started with Being Foster Parents Hi, I’m Cynthia. I’ve watched the recent video series on adoption, which has featured parents who have adopted children. Now I’d like to share my story as an adoptee. I’ll …

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25
Sep
2019

Deaf Adoption Tips from Therapist

Deaf Adoption Tips by Deaf Parents Judy and Bob offer some helpful tips to consider before adopting a child. Deaf Adoption Tips include unconditional commitment, good network with the Deaf community, and appropriate terminology. Bob: Hello. We will discuss adoption. My name is Bob… Combining Children by Birth and Adoption Judy: and I am Judy. Together, we raised two daughters, …

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20
Sep
2019

Adoption Barriers Faced by Deaf Lesbians

Deaf Lesbians’ Systemic Barriers to Adoption Ella and Judy discuss the challenges they faced as first-generation lesbian mothers dealing with systemic barriers to adoption. Domestic Violence Led to Move Judy: I had five children who I brought with me to Kansas from Oklahoma due to domestic violence that caused a breakdown in spiritual growth, as well as physical, emotional and …

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20
Sep
2019
Deaf Transracial Transcountry adoption Edna Johnston

Deaf Transracial and Trans-Country Adoption

Deaf Transracial and Trans-country Adoption Edna shares her family’s experience with Deaf transracial and trans-country adoption. Deaf transracial and trans-country adoption: Hello everyone, I’m Edna Johnston. My topic is adoption. I have four children, all of whom I adopted, including one who was conceived and born with my wife of 16 ½ years. I think adoption is a beautiful concept …

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19
Sep
2019
Deaf Indian Adoption

Deaf Indian Adoption: Maureen’s Story

Advice for Prospective Adoptive Deaf Parents Maureen shares her Deaf Indian adoption experience and offers two important pieces of advice for prospective adoptive parents. Communication Access and Medical-Related Issues Hi, I’m Maureen Behrens. I’d like to share my adoption story, focusing on communication access and medical-related issues. I adopted my daughter about 10 ½ years ago, through the Holt International …

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