The literature on Deaf people as parents in the past two decades is presented from both a culturally affirmative and a medical/pathological perspective (Jones, 1995; Lane, 1992, 1993; Meadow-Orlans, 1997; Spencer, Bodner-Johnson & Gutfreund, 1992), with the latter being more prevalent. It is rare to find an article that portrays Deaf people as highly competent and successful parents. It is even rarer to find an article that shows positive outcomes when Deaf parents adopt children (Shettle, 1997; White, 1997). The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of adoptive parenthood from the viewpoint of seven Deaf mothers who shared their experiences in parenting a Deaf adopted child and their perceptions and recommendations to the adoption professionals they worked with.
White, B. J. (2019). When Deaf Parents Adopt Deaf Children: An Investigation of the Concept of Adoptive Parent Entitlement in Deaf Adopted Families. JADARA, 41(1). Retrieved from https://repository.wcsu.edu/jadara/vol41/iss1/4