Friday, April 12, 2013

New documentary on international adoption

Stuck is a new documentary that delves into the issues surrounding international adoption.

Here's the description on YouTube:

STUCK is a new award-winning documentary film, produced by Both Ends Burning that uncovers the personal, real-life stories of children and parents navigating a rollercoaster of bureaucracy on their journeys through the international adoption system, each filled with hope, elation -- and sometimes heartbreak.

STUCK steps into the complex human experience of adoption, exploring the challenges faced by birth parents, prospective adoptive parents -- and children.

The film follows Tihun from Ethiopia, Nate from Vietnam, and Erickson and Therline from Haiti on their individual voyages from orphanages in their native countries to their homes with families in the United States. Filmmaker Thaddaeus Scheel tracks the chapters in the lives of these four children, and the three couples seeking to be their parents, revealing along the way the intense hope and disappointment they experience on the odyssey to unite as families. Some stories are heartwarming, showing incredible examples of kids who blossom after joining their families, while others offer insight into the emotional and physical impact institutional life can have on these kids.

(via 22 Words)

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Thursday, January 03, 2013

(Belated) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

What?! It's been a whole year since our last blog post? I blame it on Facebook. Anyway, here's wishing that you and yours had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year!

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