This year the focus of National Adoption Month is on how Small Steps Open Doors for youth along their journey toward permanency. Being the person to ask youth what’s important to them, telling them you have their back, and keeping an open mind are some of the small, yet impactful, actions that can build trust and lead to meaningful conversations that uncover possibilities for permanency.
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Colin in Black and White – about Colin Kaepernick, who was transracially adopted.
Found – about three Chinese adoptees who learn they are cousins and travel to China together to try to find their birth family.
Golden: The Journey of USA’s Elite Gymnasts – Gymnast Morgan Hurd’s shares her experience as an adoptee.
Broken Places – explores why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive.
America Reframed: Hayden & Her Family – about a family with 12 children, 5 of whom are adopted internationally and have special needs. The program focuses on one of the children’s adoption journey as she, her new parents, and her siblings experience the complexities, jealousies and joy of becoming a family.
Unspoken: America’s Native American Boarding Schools – The federal Indian Boarding School system’s goal was total assimilation into Anglo civilization at the cost of stripping away Native culture, tradition, and language.