Sunday, February 21, 2016
My primary concern would be communication with extended family. I would be lucky since I know ASL and my mom is also fluent so she could help me teach the rest of the family but it would still be challenging because no one will probably become fully fluent. If I lived near a quality Deaf school then I would have my child go there and develop a solid Deaf identity. I would not make the decision of a cochlear implant for my child but instead let him or her make that decision on their own when they are older. It seems to be a daunting task to raise a deaf child but with an open mind and the proper support I am sure that everything would work out just fine.