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Why Some Parents Choose to Have a Deaf Baby

September 29, 2015 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

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Written By Rich Wordsworth
September 29, 2015

In 2002, Sharon Duchesneau and Candy McCullough, a deaf lesbian couple from America, made headlines when they chose to conceive via a sperm donor. It wasn’t the procedure that drew the attention of the press, but the choice of the donor.
After eight years together, Duchesneau and McCullough approached a friend with five generations of deafness in his family with the explicit goal of having a deaf baby.
“A hearing baby would be a blessing,” Duchesneau told the Washington Post. “A deaf baby would be a special blessing.”
Thirteen years later, there’s a more scientific approach to choosing the sort of offspring you want,

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