Adoption Stories from Adopted the Movie - A Feature Film by Barb Lee

April 27, 2009

Raising Katie: Newsweek Article on Black Parents Raising their White Daughter

Filed under: Uncategorized — Catherine @ 1:58 pm

If you haven’t yet read this recent Newsweek.com article, you’ll want to check it out: Raising Katie: What adopting a white girl taught a black family about race in the Obama era. Author Tony Dokoupil impressively uses an anomaly–black parents of a white child–to point out not only the complexities involved in transracial adoption, but also, more poignantly, the continuing problems of race relations and racial inequity in this country.

“Let me just put it out there,” says Mark, a 38-year-old private-school admissions director with an appealing blend of megaphone voice and fearless opinion, especially when it comes to his family. “I’ve never felt more self-consciously black than while holding our little white girl’s hand in public.”

This particular family’s experience shows us we have a long way to go before America truly becomes post-racial:

Decades after the racial integration of offices, buses and water fountains, persistent double standards mean that African-American parents are still largely viewed with unease as caretakers of any children other than their own–or those they are paid to look after.


April 13, 2009

Adopted Video Downloads Now Available!

Filed under: Adoptees,For Parents,Site News — Catherine @ 10:11 am

Shipping Costs Too High? DVD Player Incompatible?

Now You Can Download Digital Versions of Adopted and We Can Do Better

The Adopted & We Can Do Better set includes:

  • A visual teaching guide with 5 educational sessions including more than 2 hours of expert advice and case studies for today’s adoptive families.
  • An 80-minute documentary film that delves deep into the intimate lives of two families coping with the subtle challenges all adoptive families face.

Visit our new video download store to purchase individual educational sessions and the feature film for as little as $9.99 — and begin watching within minutes.

Please Note: Digital Downloads for Private, Home Use Only. Institutions planning to use the videos for screenings, workshops or training should purchase the Institutional Use DVD set here. To inquire about licensing, webinars, group and library discounts, please send an email to info@pointmade.com.


A Note to Our Canadian Customers

Filed under: Adoption,adoption news,For Parents,Site News — Catherine @ 10:01 am

To our Canadian Customers:

Due to an arrangement with our online store manager, we previously were only able to offer UPS for shipping to Canada. However, we recently learned that UPS was charging an extra $40 in customs fees, in addition to the shipping and handling charges customers were accepting on our Web site. So that shipping costs do not prevent families from purchasing the Adopted DVD set, we have added US Postal Service as a shipping option to Canada, which means total shipping and handling comes to $19.95 and there won’t be any surprise customs costs. We hope this helps. And, if you still aren’t sure you want to pay for shipping at all, check out our new video download store where you can purchase any of the Adopted videos and download them straight to your desktop.