One adoptee says about his mom and is quoted, "Mom always turned everything that was an obstacle into confidence."
A documentary about a journey of self-discovery and reflection; of resilience and success. Cath Turner, an adoptee with Vietnamese roots wanted to talk about identity, belonging, racism and multiculturalism.
Activity days - sometimes dubbed Adoption parties - have attracted controversy, being described by some as cattle markets, or adoption speed-dating.
Adoption fairs, where foster children and prospective parents mingle, are like 'speed dating.' They're ineffective and damaging. Listen to someone who was adopted by parents after meeting at one of these fairs.
TLC aired a reality show BirthMoms on May 17th. The shows premise was to follow the lives of 3 pregnant women struggling with the decision of adoption.
Most international adoptions are closed but a growing number of parents are searching and “opening” these adoptions . Here's a NY Times article describing such a situation.