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Old 02-20-2013, 11:19 AM
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Foster Care / Adoption in Movies

I know this has probably been done a hundred times before, but it should probably updated from time-to-time anyway.

What are some of the movies with adoption/foster themes you have seen? What are the movies you liked the best?

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1. Meet the Robinsons
2. Blindside
3. The Odd Life of Timothy Green
4. Hotel for Dogs
5. Martian Child

In terms of watching with the children, I really like Martian Child. For myself, I love The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Timothy Green might be the only movie that really portrays the experience of foster parents.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:23 AM
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I really like the movie Butter with Jennifer Garner.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:24 AM
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Not a movie, but the show Dinosaur Train on PBS was on adoption today!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:26 AM
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@ Sunshine......Butter was great!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:27 AM
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While not technically about a foster family, win win is an awesome movie about an older kid being "adopted." I am a huge paul giametti fan though so I may be biased!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:35 AM
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Lost and found family, I really liked that one.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:07 PM
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I loved The Odd life of Timothy Green!!!
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I'm going to rent The Odd Life of Timothy Green right now!
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:57 PM
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Despicable me, Annie, All Dogs go to Heaven
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:07 PM
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Quote:
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Lost and found family, I really liked that one.


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Old 02-20-2013, 03:12 PM
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'The Christmas Bunny' was sweet. And I think the portrayal of foster/adoption on 'Parenthood' this season has been pretty realistic (ie it doesn't always go perfectly). I also liked 'Martian Child' and 'The lost and found family'. 'Gracie's Choice' was also good (more of kinship care than foster care though).
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:15 PM
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How did I forget about Despiccable Me and Annie? We watch those all the time! I'm going to have to check out Lost and Found Family. I never even heard of it, but the trailer looks intriguing.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:20 PM
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How did I forget about Despiccable Me and Annie? We watch those all the time! I'm going to have to check out Lost and Found Family. I never even heard of it, but the trailer looks intriguing.


I don't know how but we have three different versions of Annie....
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Dev Boy 4 yo Foster Moved to an adoptive placement.
Baby B Boy 1 yo Foster Moved to an adoptive placement.
K Girl 8 yo Went home
D Boy 1 yo Went home
D the Tree 2.5 yo boy Moved to family friend
Blondee baby 1 yo boy Moved to family friend
Miss Bit 4 days old only time will tell! moved to an aunt against sw rec may be back someday we hope.
Mr X one yo boy Returned to mom at Grandpas house.
Sunny two yo girl Current, keep if we can. Went home to mom.
YaYa 1 yo boy might stay might go hope to know 2-15
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:29 PM
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Surprised nobody mentioned Loosing Isaiah. There was also a new one on Lifetime with Kerry Washington that was good, but I only caught the last hr.
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