Monday, July 30, 2012

Bringing Them Home: Why International Adoption?

A few years ago our family was filmed to be part of a documentary.  Our goal was to share about international adoption and special needs along with other families.  In the process the producers have become friends.  They are the ones that have driven us to the airport for our last two adoptions.  Finally the documentary is being aired on PBS-- on the East Coast.
I invite you to mark your calendars to watch.


WNET Thirteen New York and Paul & Melissa Buller of The Buller Company Present - “Bringing Them Home: Why International Adoption?” … an unforgettable immersive journey through the emotion-charged world of special-needs adoption.  Inspirational first-person accounts unfold before us: from Southern California to Siberia, across the United States and around the world, families are determined to heal a broken system … securing a child’s bright future where once there was none! 


Raw and reflective, “Bringing Them Home: Why International Adoption?” addresses the “questions” that matter through first-hand experience … “Why foreign adoption when there is so much need in the US?” … “Why ‘buy’ a foreign baby?” … We need look no further than our own backyard: The lack of a national adoption policy, the stifling family reunification rules that so often lead to heartache.  


 Parents, siblings, facilitators, support group activists, state officials and more … Each bring a unique perspective to the debate, their combination delivering an empowering, spontaneous slice-of-family-life so recognizable and yet so unlike any family profile film that has gone before.  A challenge to audiences everywhere to ask themselves “What can I do to help?” 


Here are the dates the show will be aired.


WNET Thirteen: Saturday, 8/4, 2pm
WLIW: Saturday, 8/4, 3pm & Wednesday 8/8, 4pm
NJTV:  Tuesday, 8/21, 10pm & Sunday, 8/26, 5pm

 If you end up watching the documentary or would like to see it aired in your area please leave a comment at http://www.thirteen.org/about/contact/.  Here is a chance to spread the news about adoption!

16 comments:

  1. Can you share with us if this will be available online or on DVD? We don't have any kind of TV service, but would love to see this!

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  2. Oh, how exciting!!

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  3. Very cool! You will be a perfect representative.

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  4. I would love to see this too, but it would have to be available online or via dvd as we don't have any access to tv either.

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  5. For those of us in Australia, will you be able to put it online? I'd love to see it and share it with friends
    Thanks

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  6. Hi!I think this is great that special needs children are the focus of the film in the past they were the children who were left behind with exposure maybe more children will be adopted. Pat

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  7. I'm saving the dates but it would have to be broadcast in the Atlanta, GA or upstate South Carolina area. I only get basic cable TV. I sent an email on the link you provided. If it is going to be shown on-line that would be great, too.

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  8. my wife & I are just starting the procedures for adoption in Thailand http://www.thailand-lawyer.com/adoption.html. We currently have 2 daughters, one is 2-1/2 & one is 3 months. We want to have a son in between the ages of our children. wish us luck!

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  9. I'm Australian too and would love to see it. Any online possibility?

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  10. Hi!Will this be airing in the Ukraine maybe if it was more Ukraines may adopt?Also has the production co. contacted any Ukraine churches in America I think some of the pastors may want to see it.Pat

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  11. PLEASEEEE post a link to see this documentory!
    S. Michelle

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  12. I have watched the show, and was deeply moved and in awe of the commitment, resilience and compassion of all of the families. One particular family made mention of a blog that they had for their 14 children! Does anybody know the link to that blog, many thanks, Ashley.

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  13. Hi Anon. We are that family. At the time we had only 14 children.

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