Movies for Grown Ups

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The books on this list include documentaries to help caregivers understand the children in their care and fictional movies with foster care or adoption. Some may be movies that may be suitable for older children based upon your discretion.

NOTE: Inclusion on these lists does not necessarily mean endorsement. Furthermore, with all our resources, we highly recommend you preview them first to determine if there are any trauma triggers that your child may not be ready to handle.

MovieTopic/ThemeRatingiTunesAmazon
Adoption and Foster Care RX:
Solutions for Wounded Families
adoptive parenting; foster parenting;
www.orphanspromise.org
America's Most Unwantedaging out; foster care issues; LGBTQ youth in foster care
http://mostunwantedfilm.org
Belle18th century EnglandPG
Black or Whitekinship adoption; racePG-13
The Blind Sidefoster care, adoption, success, school issues, special needsPG-13
Campfoster care; summer campPG-13
The Drop BoxKorea; rescuing abandoned babies; documentaryPG
Feeling Wantedfoster care story
http://fostercarefilm.com/feeling-wanted
Fostering Changefoster care; adoption; international adoption; family story; www.fosteringchange.net
Gimme Shelterteen pregnancy; abuse; foster care; shelter; homeless teen; hope; based on true storyPG-13
Given a Chance...A Little Girl's Journeyadoption; special needs; service dog; physical challenges; www.givenachance.com
Kids' Rightsadoption; controversial issues; gay adoption, outcomes for children in their birth countries, foster care in the United States, impacts of institutionalized care, the impact of the Hague Convention on intercountry adoption and the realities for children growing up without a family
Know How5 New York teenagers; foster care; group homesNR
The Identicalclosed adoption; secrecy; twins; separated at birth; fictionPG
Lucky Bastard

[Read the Review]
5 hoots out of 5
5 Out of 5 Hoots
Brith family relationships; closed adoption; identityNR
My Name is Faith
trauma; RAD; PTSD; adoption; www.mynameisfaith.comNR
Noblepoverty; domestic violence; abuse; orphanage; street children; Vietnam; overcomingPG-13
Philomenateen pregnancy; closed adoption; lossPG-13
ReMoved
[Review]
abuse; neglect; foster care
www.removedfilm.com
ReMoved 2: Remember My Story
[Review]
abuse; neglect; foster care
www.removedfilm.com
Short Term 12
Review of Short Term 12
foster care, abuse, residential careR
Twin Sistersdocumentary; Chinese twins; separated; adoption; reunificationNR