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Adopted The Movie



Adopted The Movie was set to release in October of 2008.  I have had my eye on this film for quite some time now and I am anxious for its release. It deals with a very popular topic, transracial adoption. The fact that International adoption has become so popular in the United States means that there are many varying opinions about removing a child from his or her birth county and bringing them to a new culture. Some supportit and some do not. This film deals with the good and the bad of transracial adoption. I think that the best way to describe thefilm is to take the description right off of its own website. 

   Adopted reveals the grit rather than the glamor of transracial adoption. First-time director Barb Lee goes deep into the intimate lives of two well-meaning families and shows us the subtle challenges they face. One family is just beginning the process of adopting a baby from China and is filled with hope and possibility. The other family’s adopted Korean daughter is now 32 years old. Prompted by her adoptive mother’s terminal illness, she tries to create the bond they never had. The results are riveting, unpredictable and telling. While the two families are at opposite ends of the journey, their stories converge to show us that love isn’t always enough.”

Click here to watch trailers, pre-order the DVD and to learn more about the making of this film.

November 22, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,


  1. I saw this last month. I highly recommend it, but you should take some Kleenex with you. It can be very emotional.

    Some may view the documentary as being anti-adoption. I don’t think it is, but there’s a tendency to think that anyone who provides a critical look at adoption – showing the bad as well as the good – must be against it. However, I think it’s important that people see this so they can understand that it isn’t “happily ever after” once the child is placed. It really does take more than love.

    (I could write more, but I don’t want to give anything away that happens in the film!)

    Comment by thoughtful1 | November 23, 2008 | Reply

  2. Humm, how did you see it? Was it released? I would love to see it.

    Comment by adoptionupdate | November 23, 2008 | Reply

  3. I saw it at the Asian Adoptee Mini-Gathering in Hawaii. In conjunction with the mini was a film festival of films by and about Asian adoptees.

    Comment by thoughtful1 | November 24, 2008 | Reply

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