Saturday, September 26, 2015

Documentaries About Adoption


Here are some documentaries about adoption that can currently be streamed on either Netflix or Amazon.

1. Adopted directed Barb Lee. "Of the 1.5 million children in the U.S., international adoptees are the fastest growing segment. While many of their stories play into our self-image of American compassion and generosity, the realities are much more complex. Adopted reveals the sober reality of interracial adoption, delving deep into the intimate lives of two well-meaning families and showing the challenges they face."

This one can be streamed on Amazon Prime.


2. Approved for Adoption by Jung Henin. This animated documentary traces the unconventional upbringing of its director.

This one can be streamed on Amazon Prime. 


3. Giving a Child Away is a documentary that "throws fundamental questions into the air about love, adoption, and family. One of its greatest strengths is that it gives no straight answers."

This one can be streamed on Amazon Prime.


4. Bringing Joshua Home "tells the personal story of one family who successfully adopted a Russian child. Arthur and Hanna Rosco share the challenges, joys, and drama of adopting a baby boy from Moscow and introducing him into their family. If you've ever wondered what it is like to adopt internationally, this film givens an inside, real-life look into the process from start to finish."

This one can be streamed on Amazon Prime.


5. The Drop Box. "This documentary chronicles the work of South Korean pastor Jong-rak Lee, who overcame multiple obstacles to take in orphans no one wanted."

This one can be streamed on Netflix.


6. Closure is a documentary about Angela Burt Tucker "a black woman raised by a white adoptive family" and her search for her biological parents "after 25 years without any contact."

This one can be streamed on Netflix.


7. The Dark Matter of Love is a documentary directed by Sarah McCarthy about "an American family that adopting three Russian children at once, and how they coped with the challenges behind bonding with children raised in an orphanage."

This one can be streamed on Netflix.


8. Stuck "follows the fate of four orphans from around the world, this earnest documentary argues that international adoption laws are deeply flawed."

This one can be streamed on Netflix.


If you know of any others, please feel free to comment and let me know.





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