Re: Religious people, did you feel called to adopt a certain way?
I think you would know if a baby had hearing difficulties from screening done at birth, but with domestic infant adoption, most are matched before birth. So you would need a situation where the baby was matched, and the adoptive family backed out because of the results of the hearing screening. That seems pretty unlikely. I have a friend who adopted a deaf boy from China and I'm sure she would be happy to talk to you about their family's journey to that decision. PM me if you'd like her info.
I think you could find a country that would ok you for international adoption once you are a certain window away from being cleared of cancer. Or, I'm sure there's a child on a waiting list here in the US who's deaf and waiting for a family.
ETA: To answer your question. Yes, we absolutely felt very led to the type of adoption we did.
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