Award-winning documentary about the search and reunion experiences of adoptees and birthparents. Hosted by Michael Reagan, adopted son of Ronald Reagan, the video features interviews with experts in the field who discuss the history of closed adoptions. Adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents share their experiences of search and reunion. Produced and Directed by Michael Branton and Elizabeth Snider (1990). Mailing address in Tujunga, CA no longer valid.
6 г. назад
Cindy was adopted as a child and has spent the next 40 years looking for her biological family. Hear her tell the story of her journey toward finding her family. Learn more: http://www.rangerlady.org Learn more about the filmmaker: http://www.newvintagefilm.com
6 г. назад
Maureen Downey-Hickey was adopted at the age of 2 from Bessborough in Cork and sent to the US. She returns to Ireland for the first time in 50 years to find her natural mother. Elayne Sherlock found her natural mother through her adoption agency, but despite years of correspondence and cancelled meetings, she has never met her. When she told the agency of the emotional turmoil she was in, they had a surprise for her. Watch on Thursdays at 8.30pm on TV3 or catch-up on 3Player at http://www.tv3.ie/3player/show/346/0/0/Adoption-Stories and follow us on Twitter @TV3Ireland.
6 г. назад
I surprised my mom on her 79th birthday, by finding the daughter she gave up for adoption in 1966. I walked her through the process of how I found her, then did a Skype call and they saw each other for the first time in 46 years! Grab a box of tissue...
4 г. назад
AIRED ON BRITISH TELEVISION ON 14TH FEB 1985 FOLLOW SUSAN AND RAY KELLY IN THE BIGGEST ADVENTURE IN THEIR LIVES. After having exhaustively researched UK adoption procedures and opportunities, the Kelly’s made the biggest decision in their lives. Why not travel to Brazil and adopt a child? Who would have expected their 5 week stay in Brazil could have turned up so many surprises. Do they or don’t they succeed ? You will have to watch the programme to find out. What is so satisfying about this programme is the fact that it opened avenues for other childless couples across the whole of Europe. Why be told NO you cannot adopt in your home country when there are millions of abandoned babies across the world. Viewers of a sensitive nature will need to have a box of tissues close by.
5 г. назад
www.cubirthparents.org For Lee Campbell's third appearance in February 1981 on the nationally syndicated "Donahue" Show, she and host Phil Donahue shed light on unethical adoption practices. Rod and Bonnie Kelly admit they had planned to relinquish her fourth child for adoption, as the daughter was the result of an affair. But after the birth, both Rod and Bonnie say they realized they wanted to raise Bonnie's daughter together. Bonnie says she was upset by the recent discovery of cancer in one of her other children, so the state of South Carolina was able to trick her into signing a consent for adoption when they alleged it was a hospital release form. Bonnie explains: "You would have to understand the state of mind I was in. I did not read the paper because I believed the social worker. . . . and I was in no condition at the time to read a paper anyway." Bonnie and Rod add that, eleven months later, they are still fighting South Carolina for the return of her daughter. Almost a birthmother, Linda Scrivens, fought for custody of her son who had been placed in an agency-run foster home. Linda says that, although her agency did not offer her options, just two hours after her surrender she tried to revoke her consent. Meanwhile, Linda says she contacted CUB after seeing Lee Campbell on an earlier "Donahue" show. She credits CUB with providing the support she needed to bring her case to court, where she prevailed. She says she is now able to raise her son, Forest. Lynne Allison says she also fought for her child in court. She won when her social worker testified on her behalf against the agency. Wayne Newhouse, a father, reveals he is fighting Catholic Charities for his rights to parent his child. Not to be overlooked is a phone call Phil Donahue takes on the air from a former adoption social worker: "If we (adoption agencies) don't find babies to place," says the social worker, "we don't get paid. I want to bring up here that on three separate occasions I counseled unmarried women on how they could keep their babies because I felt that would be the best thing for them and their babies. I was fired from my job for doing that." About Concerned United Birthparents (CUB). Founded by Lee Campbell in 1976, CUB is the first, and the longest-lasting, organization in the world to support and advocate for mothers and fathers who lost children to the adoption industry. Along with CUB's ongoing focus on birthparents, today's CUB serves everyone affected by adoption. CUB believes that when feelings and experiences hidden behind adoption's façade are exposed, healing and wisdom follow. On its website, CUB also makes available to members and eligible professionals more than 4,000 pages of its history. Meanwhile, Lee Campbell has captured some of this history in two books available on Amazon. "Stow Away: They told me to forget. And I did. Now my memory has mutiny in mind" and "Cast Off: They called us dangerous women. So we organized and proved them right."
7 г. назад
Ukraine's Forgotten Children -- We can help them! Join the non-profits that are building a better future for the children: http://mayashope.org/2012/06/19/ukraines-forgotten-children-bbc4-documentary/ Kate Blewett reveals why she filmed "Ukraine's Forgotten Children": http://mayashope.org/2012/09/08/kate-blewett-discusses-ukraines-forgotten-children/ (Documentary created by Kate Blewett and truevision.tv)
6 г. назад
I have been thinking a lot about my Dad lately. I miss him so much:( This is the only video I have of him. For those that know me, and those that think they know me, and those that don't really know me at all, this will give you a little insight to part of who I am and the wonderful parents that I have. This all took place back in 2003/2004, so it has been quite a while, and my kids are probably going to want to kill me for posting it now, but it was a very important and happy event in my life and I will never forget it. I want to thank my Birth Mother, Carol Jones, and especially my Parents, Bill & Priscilla Johnson....you have given me a wonderful life and I love you both to the moon and back.
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The process begins with the most difficult decision of all: the decision to remove a child from its birth family. This episode follows the social workers whose job it is to take children away from their parents and recommend whether they should ever return; and parents who are desperately fighting to keep their children. Child protection levels in Britain are at a record high. On average, one child is taken into care in Britain every 20 minutes and over 15,000 children were waiting to be adopted last year alone, double that of five years ago. With unparalleled access to the entire adoption process, this three part documentary series follows social workers, foster carers, birth parents and adopters as heart-wrenchingly difficult decisions are made about the future of some of Britain’s most vulnerable children. Nurture is the new home for modern parenting. We publish a mixture of original & archive content - so make sure you subscribe to stay up to date! Subscribe for more from Nurture: https://goo.gl/y8WzCa Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NurtureChannel Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/nurturechannel/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/NurtureChannel Produced by DRG
6 г. назад
John and his twin sister, Michelle, were adopted by Joe and Bridie Kiely and grew up in Kilrush, Co. Clare. At the age of 40 and after a serious work accident, John wanted to find their natural mother. Going through the official channels was a long and frustrating route, so he decided to take matters into his own hands. Watch on Thursdays at 8.30pm on TV3 or catch-up on 3Player at http://www.tv3.ie/3player/show/346/0/0/Adoption-Stories and follow us on Twitter @TV3Ireland.
5 г. назад
www.cubirthparents.org In Lee Campbell's second appearance in March 1980 on the nationally syndicated "Donahue" Show, she joins host Phil Donahue to talk with adoptive parents, adoptees and birthmothers about their adoption reunion stories. Again representing Concerned United Birthparents, Lee Campbell speaks about her own adoption reunion. She discusses the birthfather side of reunions. She explains that the need held by birthparents and adopted persons to search and reunite is a natural drive. Adoptive parents, Carol and Ruth Clinkscales, now amicably divorced, appear with their adopted daughter, Lael. They talk about Lael's need to know her birthmother, Mary Hazelton Palermo. Ruth Clinkscales confides she had always known Mary's name and where she lived, as Ruth had worked in the attorney's office that had done the private adoption. Yet, Ruth admits she had withheld that information because she "was threatened." But Lael had grown "obsessed" after giving birth to her son and she contacted CUB after Lee Campbell's first appearance on "Donahue." Seeing her daughter's determination, Ruth shared with Lael what she knew. Lael's birthmother, Mary, adds her own story. Donna Kirksey speaks about finding her natural mother, Ethel. Donna's father had separated Donna from her mother and Donna was raised by her step-mother. Phil Donahue facilitates Donna's on-screen reunion with her mother. About Concerned United Birthparents (CUB). Founded by Lee Campbell in 1976, CUB is the first, and the longest-lasting, organization in the world to support and advocate for mothers and fathers who lost children to the adoption industry. Along with CUB's ongoing focus on birthparents, today's CUB serves everyone affected by adoption. CUB believes that when feelings and experiences hidden behind adoption's façade are exposed, healing and wisdom follow. On its website, CUB also makes available to members and eligible professionals more than 4,000 pages of its history. Meanwhile, Lee Campbell has captured some of this history in two books available on Amazon. "Stow Away: They told me to forget. And I did. Now my memory has mutiny in mind" and "Cast Off: They called us dangerous women. So we organized and proved them right."
2 мес. назад
Documentary telling the poignant true story of twin sisters, found as babies in a cardboard box in a Chinese village and adopted by two separate sets of parents - one from America, the other from Norway. Although the baby girls (Mia and Alexandra) looked alike, the Chinese agency denied that the two girls were twins. The twins would not have known their twin sister had fate not intervened. The two couples purchased separately back home nearly identical red gingham dresses and decided to put their new daughters in them that day. Also, the Norwegian group of adoptive parents was scheduled to sign documents before the American group, but Alexandra's mother waited behind for her husband after the other Norwegians left. Had the mother not waited behind, Alexandra would have been gone by the time Mia's parents arrived. There would have been no lookalike girls, in matching dresses, in the same room. Neither of the adoptive parents were told their daughters were twins, but a chance sighting at the orphanage enabled them to keep in touch, until a DNA test proved their hunch had been right. Both girls grew up knowing they had an identical twin living on the other side of the world. In the US, Mia is raised a typical all-American girl, with a bustling life filled with violin lessons, girl scouts and soccer, while Alexandra grows up in the quietude of the breathtakingly beautiful but isolated village of Fresvik, Norway. The film tells the remarkable story of their parallel journey, punctuated by only the odd visit, videos and photographs - until they meet for a longer visit in Norway when they are eight years old. Despite living completely different lives and speaking different languages, they are mirrors of each other - the magical bond between them is extraordinary. This is the story of our notions of family - the genetic ones we inherit and the ones we create. BBC Four broadcasted on 20 September 2017.