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And Baby Makes Two

by Judy Katz and Oren Rudavsky

Single motherhood is no longer the exclusive province of teenagers; white middle class women in their 30s and 40s are now joining its ranks, forcing us to look anew at the nuclear family.

Daddy & Papa

by Johnny Symons

Exploring the growing phenomenon of gay fatherhood through the stories of four families, Daddy & Papa looks at gay fathers who face both the routine and revolutionary challenges of becoming parents.

Independent Lens

Daughter from Danang

by Gail Dolgin and Vicente Franco

A Vietnamese mother and her Amerasian daughter are joyously reunited after 22 years, but their illusions are quickly shattered when the reality of cultural differences and years of separation sets in.

Global Voices, American Experience

Discovering Dominga

by Patricia Flynn with Mary Jo McConahay

A young mother living in Iowa discovers she is a survivor of one of the most egregious massacres in Guatemala’s 36-year civil war, forcing her to confront her identity and the truth about her past.

Global Voices, POV

Family Portrait in Black and White

by Julia Ivanova

One foster mother is raising 16 black orphans in Ukraine, a country where 99.9 percent of the population is white, and where race does matter.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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First Person Plural

by Deann Borshay

In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated until recurring dreams lead Borshay Liem to discover the truth: her Korean mother was very much alive.

POV, True Stories

Girl, Adopted

by Melanie Judd and Susan Motamed

Girl, Adopted is a contemporary coming-of-age story that follows 13-year-old Weynsht from her orphanage in Ethiopia's capital city to an adoptive American family in rural Arkansas.

Global Voices

In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee

by Deann Borshay Liem

Filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem goes on a quest to search for her “double” — a girl named Cha Jung Hee — in an attempt to resolve a case of mistaken identity when a South Korean orphanage switched their identities.

Global Voices, POV

Lost Sparrow

by Chris Billing

Three decades ago, two Crow Indian brothers ran away from home and no one knew why. Their sudden and mysterious deaths sent shockwaves through a tiny upstate New York community. Lost Sparrow is their adoptive brother's journey to bring Bobby and Tyler home and confront a painful truth that shattered his family.

Independent Lens

Mine

by Geralyn Pezanoski

Mine is a powerful story about the essential bond between humans and animals, told against the backdrop of one of the worst disasters in U.S. history.

Independent Lens

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