Saturday, October 10, 2009

GO BUY THIS DVD!

I have seen pictures of your daughters closets. You need to go buy this movie. The wait is so insanely long that you shop. Get your friends who have also adopted to chip in and buy this movie to share with each other. You have spent more money on less. Frankly I think adoption agencies need to include it in their " congratulations" you have decided to adopt packets.

I have been watching the documentary Adopted. It is a powerful film that every person no matter where they are in the adoption process should watch. The film makers have also included another DVD that discusses many issues and challenges that families face when adopting. The "we can do better" series begins at what motivates people to adopt. This was a powerful piece, in essence we adopt for selfish reasons. I want a daughter, I want more children,I want to be a mother. We often read about adoption beginning in loss...our children lose their birth families, birth culture etc., but I have never really heard adoption discussed as something selfish. Not necessarily in a negative way, but in a honest way. There is lots for us to talk about in the adoption community that for whatever reason we refuse to face. I isn't as clean and tidy as you thought it would be...is it??

Quote from the movie Adopted " You only got her because she was abandoned...."







7 comments:

Sandra said...

Looks like a must-have. thanks for sharing.

simply t said...

Looking forward to watching it~!

Kris said...

i watched it last year with garth. i am shocked at how many adoptive families, parents, etc have not seen it. very important documentary. best i've seen yet.

Suzie said...

I remember hearing about this but hadn't heard that it was out. Thank you for the reminder. I look forward to watching it :o)

Leah and Jake said...

I totally agree, this is a must see. My husband and I watched this together and had some long conversations about what we wanted and needed to do as adoptive parents.

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

I've been watching all the snipits on youtube.. Very interesting. I'm also looking forward to watching this.

~ Alison n' Mali~ said...

Thanks for sharing this . . . I'm anxious to see it already.