Adoptee Documentaries on Netflix
Here are two documentaries about the adoptee experience on Netflix right now that you can watch!!
A Documentary About Adoption
This documentary follows Angela Bert Tucker, a black women raised by a white adoptive family, as she searches for her birth parents. The road is filled with twists and turns that lead her to find a family who didn’t know she existed. Taking on the complexities of identity, family, and trans-racial adoption, her road is aimed at one thing, closure.
With the success of this documentary, she has been able to tour the country with the goal of elevating the adoptee voice specifically around themes of foster care, adoption, micro-aggressions, structural racism, oppression and privilege.
She has created a video series called The Adopted Life to give a platform for adoptee voices and give the viewer a inside look into transracial adoption.
Check out episode one shot in Washington, DC…
In 2013, Anaïs Bordier, a French Fashion student living in London, found a Youtube video featuring Samantha Futerman, an actress in Los Angeles, that looked just like her. After discovering that they were both born in Busan, Korea and both put up for adoption, Anaïs took a chance and reached out to Samantha on Facebook. Crazy right?
The documentary follows Anaïs and Samantha’s journey into sisterhood, from the first time they meet face-to-face to their first trip back to Korea together.
See a interview they did together w/ ABC News…
Samantha Futerman with her friend Jenna Ushowitx started a organization called Kindered. After the the documentary Twinsters was released in 2014, Samantha heard countless stories about the joys and hardships experienced by fellow adoptees. She wanted to find a way to use her new insights to help adoptees and their families in these situations. Kindered was born.
Kindered’s goal is to become the go to resource for adoptees and their families around issues of adoption. They wish to support other organizations that are doing great work and create initiatives of their own.
Check out their website: http://www.kindredadoption.org/