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The Resource Finding Zoe : a deaf woman's story of identity, love, and adoption, Brandi Rarus and Gail Harris

Finding Zoe : a deaf woman's story of identity, love, and adoption, Brandi Rarus and Gail Harris

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Finding Zoe : a deaf woman's story of identity, love, and adoption
Title
Finding Zoe
Title remainder
a deaf woman's story of identity, love, and adoption
Statement of responsibility
Brandi Rarus and Gail Harris
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Four-month old Zoe was gradually losing her hearing. Her adoptive parents loved her-yet agonized- feeling they couldn't handle raising a deaf child. Would Zoe go back into the welfare system and spend her childhood hoping to find parents willing to adopt her? Or would Zoe be the long-sought answer to a mother's prayers? Brandi Rarus was just 6 when spinal meningitis took away her hearing. Because she spoke well and easily adjusted to lip reading, she was mainstreamed at school and socialized primarily in the hearing community. Brandi was a popular and happy teen, but communication-and being fully part of every conversation-was an ongoing struggle. In college, Brandi embraced Deaf Culture along with the joys of complete and effortless communication with her peers. For the first time, being deaf wasn't a handicap; it was a passport to a new and exciting world. Brandi went on to become Miss Deaf America in 1988 and served as a spokesperson for her community. It was during her tenure as Miss Deaf America that Brandi met Tim, a leader of the Gallaudet uprising in support of selecting the school's first deaf president. The two went on to marry and had three hearing boys-the first non-deaf children born in Tim's family in 125 years. Brandi was incredibly grateful to have her happy and healthy family, but she couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing from her life. She had always dreamed she would have a daughter. Little did she know that just across the state line, Zoe was waiting for her. Set against the backdrop of Deaf America, Finding Zoe is an uplifting story of hope, adoption, and everyday miracles. "--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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Rarus, Brandi
Dewey number
  • 362.4/2092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV2534.R37
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harris, Gail
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  • Rarus, Zoe
  • Rarus, Brandi
  • Deaf women
  • Deaf children
  • Deafness
  • Adoption
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Children with Special Needs
Label
Finding Zoe : a deaf woman's story of identity, love, and adoption, Brandi Rarus and Gail Harris
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1572120
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 265 pages
Isbn
9781940363226
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014014707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1572120
  • (Sirsi) 1572120
  • (OCoLC)870288276
Label
Finding Zoe : a deaf woman's story of identity, love, and adoption, Brandi Rarus and Gail Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1572120
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 265 pages
Isbn
9781940363226
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014014707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1572120
  • (Sirsi) 1572120
  • (OCoLC)870288276

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