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!