Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Great video...

I discovered this DVD, Found in China, while searching on Amazon to see if there was anything new out there. Joe and I just watched it this past Saturday and we both highly recommend it for anyone adopting from China.

It's a documentary that follows several families, including eight Chinese adoptees ages 9-13, back to China on a heritage tour. The group travels to quite a few provinces and visits the orphanages where the girls are from. One of the girls actually gets to met the man who found her in a box outside his office about 11 years ago. Another girl gets to met her foster parents and another meets her primary care giver from the orphanage. It's very interesting and touching to see everyone's reactions, including the parents, the girls, the staff in China and the Chinese locals. The show includes interviews with the girls and their parents after the trip and it's interesting to hear what the girls have to say about their experiences.

Long before we saw this documentary, we knew that we would take Lauren back to China at some point. Watching this confirmed just how important this trip will be and at what age is a good target. Every child is different, but it seems that 11-12 years old would be a great time frame to shoot for.

If there are any local families who would like to borrow the DVD, just let me know.

13 comments:

Catherine said...

Is Canada 'local'? lol!

Thanks for the tip about this DVD. I've added it to my wish list.

Lisa and Tate said...

I wish SLC was local too... In my adoptive families magazine they talked about this DVD and recommended highly..... So with your endorsement, this is a must see for me too!!!

Hugs
Lisa

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Donna, thanks for letting us know about this. We've been talking about taking the boys back to Romania when they are around 13, then doing the same for Olivia. I watched the trailer and it looks really good.

~Lynn

Rich said...

cool. great tip!

Lea

Jenn & Kevin said...

Donna...the director and this film were featured in the East Lansing Film festival at Michigan State University this spring. It was a wonderful addition to the festival. Our waiting families group attended the viewing of this film.

Sophia's Mama said...

I have been wanting to get this. I am going to amazon now to order it...

Hugs
Susan

Ronda said...

Great information-I did not know about this DVD. Put me on the list of locals, I would love to watch it. You can email me from my blog. Thanks so much for the offer.
Ronda

Kay said...

I hear about this dvd a while ago and is always curious about it. Maybe I will get to watch it later.

Carol said...

Oh yes, I've always said we would take Emily back, I even talk to one of the guides via email and she is willing to set up a trip for us.....all we need is the $$

I can't wait to see this video!

Norma said...

Took my eldest back to volunteer at a foster home this March. It was great! read our blog...we both wrote. www.returntochina08.blogspot.com
Next year i will take my two youngest.
Hope to watch this DVD soon.

redmaryjanes said...

I think that I have seen this one before. It was very interesting from what I remember, but it would mean so much more now.

PIPO said...

I definitely want to check that one out!

katie said...

hey aunt donna,
i think ahwatukee is pretty local, so if there is no waiting list i would love to see it.
katie