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Last Chance to Vote for ‘This is My Family’ People’s Choice Award!

No family is without its unique qualities. And no family is without its flaws. The five jury-shortlisted videos for the People’s Choice Award represent five very distinct iterations of what makes a family. From celebrating differences to encountering personal and self-defining hurdles, watch the 5 finalist videos and vote for your favorite. From a music

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This is My Family – Announcing the Judges

We are excited to announce our This is My Family jury members — journalists, filmmakers, songwriters and adoption experts including CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, Dr. Jane Aronson, Zara Phillips and Phil Bertelsen to name just a few. Check out the full list here: This Is My Family: The Jury. This is your chance to dig into

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Host a Free Screening for National Adoption Month

During the month of November, people across the country are hosting events in celebration of adoptive families. Learn more about National Adoption Day at NationalAdoptionDay.org. POV is encouraging community groups, educators and librarians to host a local screening of our Adoption Stories films First Person Plural by Deann Borshay Liem, In the Matter of Cha

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This is My Family – Defining Family

We were excited this week to see the launch of This is My Family pull in our first video submissions. The range of style was as eclectic as the perspectives and individuals posting the videos. Already we have children of LGBTQ parents, extended-family-families, foster families, adoptive parents, adoptees — singing songs, recording from their computer’s

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Viewers Share Their Views on POV Adoption Stories

POV’s Adoption Stories are comprised of three documentaries that examine issues facing adoptees and their families. We were excited to hear viewer feedback about the films, and you didn’t disappoint! Here are some comments that made us pause, think and engage more deeply with different aspects of the adoption process. Wo Ai Ni (I Love

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