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Showing 1 - 9 of 9 titles with a criteria of Subject is Adoption

Broken Lines

Joe Soll has spent half of his life searching for his birth parents, in the process he uncovered a mystery that’s haunted him for years.

MediaStorm | 2011 | 10 minutes

Daughter of a Lost Bird

Kendra Mylnechuk Potter, a Native woman adopted into a white family, reconnects with her Native identity and begins to view herself as a living legacy of U.S. assimilationist policy.

Women Make Movies | 2021 | 66 minutes

A Girl Like Her

From 1945-73, 1.5 million unmarried young American women, facing enormous social pressures, surrendered babies to adoption. Lacking sex education and easy access to birth control, they were forced into hiding while pregnant and then into “abandoning” their infants. In her latest film, Ann Fessler, Professor of Photography at Rhode Island School of Design, reprises the subject of her award-winning The Girls Who Went Away (National Book Critics Circle; Ballard Book Prize), which Ms. readers named an all-time best feminist book.

Women Make Movies | 2012 | 48 minutes

Love & Stuff

Grieving her beloved mother and living amidst 63 boxes of dead parents' stuff, one transformative "yes" turns filmmaker Judith Helfand into a 50-year-old new mother.

GOOD DOCS | 2020 | 78 minutes

The Orphan

Jonathas has been adopted, but it doesn't take long until he is returned because he is "different" from the other kids. Inspired by true events.

Pragda Films | 2018 | 15 minutes

A Place Between: The Story of an Adoption

A dramatic story of the reconciliation between biological and adoptive families for a cross-cultural adoptee.

National Film Board of Canada | 2007 | 75 minutes

A Sentence for Two

The film contrasts the stories of prison inmates who are forced to give their newborn baby up with a prison nursery where infants spend the first year of life alongside their mothers.

The Fanlight Collection | 2008 | 58 minutes

Somewhere Between

Chinese adoptees navigate their multicultural identities and adolescence.

GOOD DOCS | 2012 | 88 minutes


22-year-old Noel Anaya investigates why the foster care system never found him a “forever family”

GOOD DOCS | 2020 | 33 minutes