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

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.


May 1, 2008

New Article Posted: “Nurturing Healthy Racial Identity Development…” by Jane Brown, MSW.

Filed under: Articles,For Parents,Site News — Tags: , , , , — Catherine @ 1:46 pm

We’ve added a new article to our site: “Nurturing Healthy Racial Identity Development Vs. Internalized Racism In Transracially-Adopted Youngsters”. The author of the article is Jane Brown, MSW, creator of Adoption Playshops, and a longtime adoption social worker and educator. She and her husband are parents to eight children, five of whom joined their family through adoption.

Here’s an excerpt:

She focused on the emotional content of her daughter’s words, conveying that she was listening to understand, and wanted to help. “I’m guessing that lots has been on your mind– worries over fitting in and whether or not you are as attractive as those girls– the White girls– in your school.


December 13, 2007

Follow Up on Jade’s Story

Filed under: Adoption,Korean Adoption,Site News — Tags: , — Catherine @ 6:44 pm

We have posted a follow up to our previous post about Jade, the 7-year-old Korean adoptee who was given up by her adoptive Dutch parents.

Read the post and the follow up articles here: Couple gives up girl, 7, adopted in Korea as a baby.


December 10, 2007

ICASN Studies Now Available On The Site!

Filed under: Adoptees,Adoption,Site News,Suggested Reading — Tags: , , , — Catherine @ 6:02 pm

We recently uploaded four short studies published by ICASN, the Inter-Countery Adoptee Support Network (http://www.icasn.org). Adoptees sent their personal views on such topics as adoption by same-sex couples, and post-adoption support services.

Read the studies and find out more about ICASN here: ICASN Articles

Visit ICASN on the web at http://www.icasn.org.


April 18, 2007

Please Pardon Our Dust

Filed under: Site News — Tags: , , — deionna@pointmade.com @ 9:20 pm

Welcome to AdoptedTheMovie.com! Please pardon our dust as we’re feverishly working to finish up the site and ‘release’ it within the next week. We know some of you will find us via the clips we’re starting to upload to YouTube and include on our pages, so welcome! It’s easier all around if the site is ‘semi-live’ in the final stages of development, so some of you will get an early look at things. You’ll likely still find certain sections that are changing daily and we’re still refining our navigation and structure. Hopefully by the end of April, adoptedthemovie.com will be ready for it’s big debut! Those of you who found us early? Welcome to your sneak preview!