One of my favorite thing in movies is seeing adoption as a subplot, not the focus.
I appreciate this since it normalizes adoption, decreasing the stigma that family is blood and adoption is weird.
Some of my favorites are:
But I recently saw a Facebook post by my friend Nancy that added another perspective to the adoption movie conversation:
At first, I was confused. I also have an adopted child, and love Despicable Me.
But then I thought about Hannah’s experience of being in a orphanage.
I realized that while I love that society can see adoption stories in movie, parts of the stories may be too close to home for a child joining a new family.
Always good to gain perspective!