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PhotoSynthesis Productions and the Human Rights Campaign are pleased to announce the release of LIVING ADOPTION: GAY PARENTS SPEAK, a new 21-minute training and recruitment video for adoptive parents and the professionals who work with them.
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Product Description

The video follows in the style of PhotoSynthesis’ previous award-winning DVDs, STRUGGLE FOR IDENTITY and FOSTER PARENTS SPEAK, with a compelling cast of adoptive parents who tackle issues ranging from the process of adoption, to being a conspicuous family, parenting teens and helping children develop their identity. The DVD includes Bonus Scenes, a discussion guide and more.

Product Details
Format: NTSC
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
DVD Release Date: August 10, 2010
Run Time: 21 minutes
Public Performance Rights: yes


The film is outstanding! . . . a wonderful, honest portrayal of the experiences of ethnically diverse, gay and lesbian adoptive families. This is “Adoption 101” for families—these optimistic, yet realistic couples talk about their experiences, feelings, challenges and strategies for overcoming barriers and concerns from the time they first considered adoption through post-placement. Their pictures and voices tell it all – from their perspectives about good social work practice, laws impacting their adoptions, paperwork, to adopting sibling groups, interracial adoptions, and parenting issues-- these families are amazing! This video will be an excellent resource in adoption preparation classes for families, adoption support groups, academic classes, and adoption competency training for social workers!
- Ruth McRoy
President, Board of Directors
North American Council on Adoptable Children

This is a great DVD that truly captures the experiences of parenting for lesbians and gay men. It is a "must see" for child welfare professionals and social work educators interested in opening wide the closet door and looking into the lives of lesbian and gay foster and adoptive parents.
- Gerald P. Mallon
Professor and Executive Director
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections
Hunter College School of Social Work
A Service of the US HHS/ACF Children's Bureau

This moving video would be insightful for those working with prospective adoptive parents who are lesbian or gay as well as for those parents themselves. Many of the issues addressed are common to all adoptive families - in fact, there is so much information covered that it is hard to believe that it is only 20 minutes long. Very touching, informative and well done!
- Sarah Gerstenzang
Executive Director
NYS Citizens' Coalition for Children

This film offers renewed hope for the tens of thousands of children in foster care in the United States who need adoptive families, and to the dedicated professionals who work on their behalf.
- Kathy Ledesma
National Project Director


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