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Life as a Deaf Mother

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When I learned I was pregnant, I was filled with joy: Finally, I was going to be a mother. Yet it wasn’t long before the joy was replaced by a pervading fear as I was forced to ask myself: How will I manage being a mother if I can’t hear anything? Some deaf parents-to-be are […]

March 13, 2017

Blind Parent, Sighted Child

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Playing with My Son My four year old son scrambles from one activity to the next at our local playground. He knows I can’t see him properly, my vision faded years before he was born but he still calls out, “Watch me, Mummy. I’m over here.” I turn my head to face the direction of […]

March 9, 2017

The intrepid: What it’s like to be a blind parent

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It’s Saturday night at a vast indoor playground in downtown Portland, Oregon. Dozens of kids clamber through three stories of tunnels and slides while their parents sit at tables nearby. In a brightly painted room usually reserved for birthday parties, a mothers’ group is meeting. For the next two hours, the four women in attendance […]

March 7, 2017

My Disability Won’t Stop Me from Being a Mom

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There’s no love like a mother’s love. Valeria Rodriguez Fontenla, a single mother in Argentina with a debilitating disease, overcomes incredible odds for her daughter.

March 2, 2017

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