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By Steve Broadway
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Home - The Journey Through International Adoption

The tragedy of orphans in third world countries has received significant publicity for a long time.  Organizations like Compassion International, World Vision and others have made a difference through sponsorships.  Adoption agencies abound.  Yet, not nearly enough of us have mobilized to action.   We have all seen the deplorable conditions on our TV screens.  Most of us just change the channel...

Why do we fail to act?

The costs are significant, some would say prohibitive.  The time and process can generate frustration beyond expectation.  This can stop most people from considering the possibility, but other issues lurk beneath the surface.  

Young couples of ordinary means and capable of bearing children that choose to adopt internationally encounter unexpected obstacles.  Some in the communities around them, and often their immediate families, question their decision in ways that expose hidden, "polite" prejudice endemic to our culture.

Home will tell the story families that have been through the process and families who are currently going through it.  We will examine their motivation for initiating and persevering through this counter cultural decision.  We will follow several families waiting for news in order to document the first meeting between a child and his or her new parents and the journey home (likely in Uganda, Ethiopia or Honduras). We will look at life on the other side of taking another human being into a family with all its joys and tensions.  We will also film in Kigali, Rwanda (July 2012) as an example of where some of these children come from.

Your support will help expose issues of adoption that few in our culture currently understand.

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