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    Using Naughty Language

    I completely agree with you too Radioman. I honestly believe that Deaf people thrive wanting to know more which inspires me to want to learn more about them, other people, and everything else this world has to offer. I'd prefer it if people were more blunt in the hearing world but if people...
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    Using Naughty Language

    If there is one thing I've learned while slowly becoming active in the Deaf community, then it is the fact that Deaf people are extremely blunt and are not afraid to tell others how they feel because it is apart of their culture. They value information sharing! They cannot get enough of it. So...
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    Adopting Deaf Children

    I understand where the Deaf community stands on my perspective and how they feel. They feel that I am look at them in a completely different view. Instead of thinking of the Deaf community as a person, I've been thinking of them as a race and as a single entity subconsciously and never realized...
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    Using Naughty Language

    We were discussing this is class today and were just curious. Thanks for answering Bottesini. :)
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    Adopting Deaf Children

    Thank you for your comments Shimo. You have opened my eyes and I do feel like a complete ass for what I have said in the past. I do need more exposure to the community and I need to learn more about culture in general. I apologize if I come off as a racist and what not. Maybe I should just stop...
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    Adopting Deaf Children

    Shimo, I never meant anything bad by that and you know that. I have met many people and people within the Deaf community have impressed me the most with their compassion, sincerity, and trustworthiness. I respect any person who possesses these traits.
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    Using Naughty Language

    This a serious question for Deaf parents. What do you do if you see your deaf child signing something naughty? Do Deaf parents tell their deaf children to wash their hands with very hot water and soap or do they hit their hands? I'm just very curious. Thanks for answering.
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    Adopting Deaf Children

    Deaf people are amazing human beings! :) I have not met a bad apple yet.
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    Adopting Deaf Children

    Thank you for your advice Laura. It really means a lot. I'm honestly just tired of seeing people and becoming isolated from their peers. It's not right to them. I want to become a better father than my dad was to me. He and my mom dedicated a lot of time and money towards me growing up. They...
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    Applied to ISD! :)

    Because they would out fingerspell me so quickly. Haha I'm all about learning and relating to people. I want to learn more about those students, their community, and their culture. :) Let's just say I'm not your typical ASL student. I want to do far more than just complete my foreign language...
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    Adopting Deaf Children

    To have a successful life*
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    Adopting Deaf Children

    As I learn more about the adoption process, I'll become more comfortable with whether or not I'm ready to adopt a deaf child. The reason I want to adopt a deaf child is not because of their disability (in fact, I don't believe they are disabled). I want to defeat the stereotype of hearing people...
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    Adopting Deaf Children

    Thank you Bebonang! :-) You have been a LARGE help!
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    Adopting Deaf Children

    I'm asking you (the Deaf community) because you have lived this lifestyle and you would know more about what to do than hearing people. No offense to hearing people, but how can they know what it's like to be deaf and grow up deaf. They wouldn't unless they became deaf at a young age. And if...
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    Adopting Deaf Children

    I would not want my d/Deaf child to become hearing because I'd want that child to embrace their deafness (because it's important to them, their community, culture, and identity; it's who they are and no one can change that). I would not want my child to get a CI unless he or she would want that...
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