Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Adoption and Foster Care Movies

Lately I've found myself delving into these foster care and adoption documentaries in an attempt to understand a very complex world just a little better.  If you're interested in learning a little more yourself, these are the documentaries I've watched recently:

This one was very good and I felt it gave a balanced view of all of those working in and affected by the foster care system.

This documentary gave an inside look into girls adopted from China and how they're challenged to find their identity when living between two worlds.

Daughter from Danang follows a grown woman adopted out of Vietnam who returns to find her birth family and is challenged by the disparity between her dreams and reality.

As Avery comes of age, she is reaches out to find her birth parents and the effects ripple through this multi-racial family struggling discovery the meaning of family.

Although not technically a documentary, this is a good one to watch with the kids, as Whispers is separated from his herd and adopted by Groove, learning to become a mother for the first time.

International adoptions continue to be controversial, but this documentary follows a group of American families as they go to adopt their Chinese daughters.  Showing both the emotion on the American and Chinese side, this documentary also addresses the complex implications of China's one-child policy.

What Adoption or Foster Care Movies might you add to a "Must See" list?

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