Films about adoption
PBS Premiere: July 6, 2015
Having lost custody of their children to Child Protective Services, two parents fight to win back the trust of the courts and reunite their families. A co-production of ITVS. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
Digital Premiere: Feb. 11, 2014
In New York, 73-year-old Jackie Miller talks to her adopted son, Scott, about her early life, shedding new light on his adoption.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 23, 2011
Six weeks is the period in which parents of newborn babies in Poland may decide to give up a child for adoption.
PBS Premiere: Sept. 14, 2010
Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not. So began a 40-year deception for a Korean adoptee who came to the United States in 1966.
PBS Premiere: Sept. 7, 2010
Avery is one of three children adopted by a Jewish lesbian couple in Brooklyn. Though it may not look typical, Avery’s is like most families — until she writes to her birth mother.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 31, 2010
What is it like to be torn from your Chinese foster family, put on a plane with strangers and wake up in a new country, family and culture?
Encore Broadcast: Aug. 10, 2010
A young Korean girl grows up with an American family: but years later, Deann Borshay Liem discovers that her Korean mother is still very much alive.
PBS Premiere: Sept. 19, 2006
As part of the first wave of black South African exiles, Harris's stepfather, B. Pule Leinaeng, and his 11 comrades left their home in Bloemfontein in 1960.
PBS Premiere: July 8, 2003
Living in Iowa, Denese Becker was haunted by memories of her Mayan childhood. A quest for her lost identity in Guatemala turns into a searing journey of political awakening that reveals a genocidal crime and the still-unmet cry for justice from the survivors.
PBS Premiere: July 27, 1999
A son of Puerto Rican revolutionaries learns of his parents' past. A chronicle of his turbulent journey of self-discovery, offering a striking account of the costs of fiercely held convictions and the binding force of a son's love.