Adoption - Season 1   (2002)
Series on the legalities, the business, and the very personal side of the adoption option.
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Documentary, Family
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A groundbreaking achievement for RHI Entertainment, this important new real-life series explores the trials, the breakthroughs, the rewards, and changing attitudes of the 21st century alternative for families and single parents. There are 500,000 children in the world longing for homes. For every mother and father willing and wanting to adopt them, there’s a story far more touching, heartrending, and inspiring that any work of fiction. Adoption charts the emotional and sometimes controversial adoption process for parents, children and birth mothers. It details heartwarming personal stories of International and Domestic adoptions; the difficulties facing the prospective single mothers and fathers eager to start a family; the efforts of adoptive families to create a blended cultural environment in trans-racial adoptions; special efforts by lesbian and gay couples hoping to adopt in non-traditional families; the hardships and joys of building a new home for physically and mentally disabled children; and the trying journey for adopted children who wish to rediscover their roots—by finding their biological parents. Filled with the dramatically diverse stories of real people throughout the country—from frustration and heartbreak to personal triumphs—this rewarding new series will change the way you look at the complexities of family, parenting, and childhood. Adoption is the real thing....more