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

July 31, 2007

The End of a Journey

Filed under: Adoption,Chinese Adoption,Film News — Catherine @ 11:13 am

For the past year, we have followed John and Jacqui on their journey to adopt a daughter from China. We watched as they waited for their referral, traveled to China, and eventually brought home little Roma. A few weeks ago, we wrapped up shooting their part of the story. Below, Jacqui discusses saying goodbye to the producers and the film crew in her blog.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

An end of an era within our journey to Roma

This past weekend was the tearful goodbyes to the producers and the film crew that have been following us on our journey to Roma. We responded to a request they posted on the FCC newsletter at about this time last year from:

They were looking for a couple that was close to picking up their child from China. Well, last year we really thought we were within months of getting our referral. This journey lasted longer than anyone anticipated. They are done filming us and plan to release the film this fall.

It has been a blessing that they have been involved in our journey. During the interviews, they asked some very difficult questions which then got us learning more on the myriad issues surrounding international and interracial adoption.

I have to thank you, Barb and Nancy, for opening my eyes and I hope to be a better mom because of your passion for this documentary.

If anyone would like to see more on the documentary, go on and visit their blog over at:




March 21, 2007

Adopted The Movie Makes Tribeca All Access

Filed under: Film News — Tags: , , , — @ 3:30 pm

"Adopted: The New American Family" is one of only 32 films selected out of 300 applicants to participate in Tribeca All Access 2007. Tribeca All Access is a "5 day event designed to foster relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities." All Access will run from April 25th to April 29th in New York City.

UPDATE – 3/23/07: The Hollywood Reporter covers the 2007 Tribeca All Access program.