Thanks, but we are in Colorado. Denver is the city that I am referring to. And yes, we asked them that question many times over. TELL US WHAT TO DO, and they said that because it is controversial, and there is no crystal ball saying which kid will excel with which method, they can't recommend any certain method. We do have an ASL interpreter come to our house and work with our family, and she is great, but she is not Deaf. I have met parents of other younger deaf kids, but not really any Deaf adult. Please don't misunderstand. In no way am I blaming the Deaf community, I haven't really put our family out there yet, and to be honest, I am, and my husband even more so, intimidated by it. I think that as Deaf adults, wherever you are in the world, try and be as accepting of new parents as you can. Chances are very good that they have NO idea what they are doing, and are trying to feel this out for what they think is best. I think that there is a big perception of the Deaf community as being very closed off and hard to enter, so new parents seem to be afraid of that.
I have learned tons on this board, and will be thankful for all of your opinions, but so many seem to think that we parents are harming our kids. I really can say that most of us aren't trying to. I think that honest discussions are great, and back to the point of this thread, I still defend the decision to implant our son. BUT, the flip side is valid and needs to be heard and paid attention to as well. You as Deaf adults hold the real experience in your hearts and memory, and if we as new parents ignore that, we could be faced with tough questions to answer when our kids grow up.