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

April 19, 2007

Watch as John and Jacqui Receive Their Referral

Filed under: Adoption,Chinese Adoption,Film Clips — Tags: , , , — Catherine @ 3:10 pm

For an adoptive parent, receiving your referral is a life changing moment. This is the phone call where you find out the name, age, sex, and date of birth of your child, in effect transforming you from a parent-to-be to a parent. We were lucky enough to be with John and Jacqui when they received the phone call that would change their lives. Click on the video below to watch as John and Jacqui officially become parents to Min Xin Pei, a little girl from China.

April 18, 2007

Please Pardon Our Dust

Filed under: Site News — Tags: , , — @ 9:20 pm

Welcome to! 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, will be ready for it’s big debut! Those of you who found us early? Welcome to your sneak preview!

April 3, 2007

Letter from the Director

Filed under: Adoption — Tags: , , , — Catherine @ 12:17 pm

Always, I’ve been fascinated with family. Like many adopted people, I’ve spent most of my life, defining and redefining what it means to me. But I think most people, adopted or not, spend volumes of time, emotion and energy trying to determine how much of our essence is shaped by the people who reared us. Much of what we learn about our families and ourselves comes from listening and watching other families. That’s what I hope this blog gives all of us – a place to learn by sharing and listening to each other.

With our film Adopted: The New American Family, we’re bringing you the stories of real people’s experiences with transracial adoption. With this Web site, we’re bringing you the most up-to-date resources on adoption–memoirs, guides, counseling services, support organizations and more.

In filming, we’ve had the opportunity to interview many of the foremost experts in the adoption industry. We’ll share these interviews in an easy-to-view video format on this blog, which we hope will prove as useful to you in understanding the complexities of adoption as they did to us.

We will also feature guest blog entries from these adoption experts, articles on current events pertaining to adoption, and personal adoption stories. But we also want to hear your stories and perspectives–whether you’re an adoptee, birth parent, part of an adoptive family, or considering adoption.

Please share your stories and the lessons they’ve taught you. And when you read others’ stories, consider them and learn again. As we share and read, I implore us all to remember that each of us who writes here is extending ourselves with one of our most valuable, but vulnerable assets – our family. All in all, we want to create a forum in which the issues of adoption, family, race, and love can be discussed in a productive manner, leading to a greater understanding of adoption. See what you can learn.

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.