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More than 90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents who experience stress, not only in response to the initial diagnosis, but also in adapting to the unique needs of their deaf child. This article is a selective literature review summarizing information from three fields in order to broaden our understanding of family adaptation to deafness. Discussion includes (1) psychology's model of individual stress and coping, (2) family science's model of family stress management, and (3)doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.deafed.a014291 pmid:15579820 fatcat:vwjogalyqbfsbhayp2az2z25ty