Today is the 5th day of National Adoption Month! See the rest of the posts here.
We originally saw a screening of the documentary “Closure” as part of our required training hours before our home study was approved for us to adopt our son; it was being offered in conjunction with a Q&A by the filmmaker and his wife, Angela, who is the focus of the documentary.
The movie follows Angela Tucker, an African American woman adopted into a Caucasian family, as she tracks down her birth family with the help and support of her parents and siblings. I can’t even begin to tell you how wonderful of a film this is, but here’s just a few reasons:
- You will begin to understand how important open adoption is when it is possible.
(This is so different from the way things used to be, but you’ll really see how beneficial it is to everyone: the adoptee, the birth family, and the adoptive family.)
- You will begin to think about the complicated issues surrounding trans-racial adoption.
- The story is entertaining, and the film is well-made.
- The music was done by my very favorite band, Mr. and Mrs. Something
In addition, Angela Tucker runs a website called The Adopted Life and I can’t say enough good things about it. I’ll highlight that site later this month but here’s the link if you want a preview! 😀