27
Sep

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

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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20
Sep

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
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
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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11
Sep

Adoption: A Deaf Adoptive Parent, Kym’s Story

Adoption and the Medical Community Hi, I’m Kym Symansky. I’m the mother of three children through international adoption. I want to share my experience with adoption, particularly with the medical community. When our children came home, I felt like they were my children, 500% mine, even though they did not come from my womb. They are children who came from …

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10
Sep

Neurodiversity: Nettie’s Knitting Story

Knitting as therapy Knitting offers many wonderful therapeutic benefits. Nettie has plenty to teach us. Celebrate Neurodiversity Nettie is sitting at a table, smiling and holding a sign that says “#CelebrateNeurodiversity”. Nettie signs: “I’m happy. I enjoy knitting. I’m good at this. It’s fun!” Scenes of Nettie knitting and holding up a completed piece of work. Resources: https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/25/the-health-benefits-of-knitting/?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=A308352D26B05D72CD4A2DC230A1C91F&gwt=pay&assetType=REGIWALL https://www.deafcounseling.com/neurodiversity-ulualos-home-depot-job-story/

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10
Sep

Neurodiversity: Ulualo’s Home Depot Job Story

Right support and Environment lead to success A Deaf woman, Ulualo, of Home Depot takes pride in her job and demonstrates that everyone with neurodiversity can make a contribution, with the right support and in the right environment. Celebrate Neurodiversity Ulualo is signing: #CelebrateNeurodiversity. I’m special and I have a gift. I work here at Home Depot. I’m an expert …

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6
Sep

Autism: Deaf Mother’s Tie Story

Important Autism Lesson Mother Learned Raising a son with autism: Tammy Jo, parent of a Deaf child with autism, shares a story about raising her son. Through this important lesson she learned, we can all benefit and increase our understanding of how to interact with children with autism. Son Identifying his Autism: Hi, my name is Tammy Ellis. I would …

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10
Aug

Deaf Counseling: Stress & Self-Care

Transcript/Video Description: Title Slide (black with white text): Stress & Self-Care, Deaf Counseling Center, www.deafcounseling.com Sharon (Caucasian woman with black/grey hair, wearing glasses, standing in a kitchen in front of a cookie sheet with a measuring cup full of blue water and a glass one quarter filled with blue water): All of us have different types of stress in our …

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