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Documenting Adoptee Searches for Self

Mirah Riben | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

What better time than National Adoption Awareness Month to share three documentaries about adoption from the perspective of adoptees? Film is a powerful way of conveying a story, bypassing the intellect and aiming directly at the heart.

An Only Adopted Child, Woman Finds Four Siblings

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Not all adoptees grow up with a feeling of disconnectedness and loneliness, but Debbie Siegel Leonardo often felt that way as she was growing up in the 1960s in the northeast section of Philadelphia.

Notes of an Adopted Self, Part 4

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 02.13.2013 | Women
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

All I could say was, "Hi." I didn't know what else to say. I wasn't even sure what to call him; it was too soon to call him "Dad," too disrespectful and impersonal to call him "Jack."