Transfiguring Adoption awarded this movie 4 Hoots out of 5 based on how useful it will be for a foster/adoptive family. [Learn more about our Hoot grading system here]

Movie Info:

  • Rating: Not Rated – Assumed G
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Runtime: 70 minutes
  • Studio: Tchao Films, LLC

From the Synopsis of Hayden & Her Family (2020) directed by May May Tchao:

“Imagine being the parents of a mega family. Jud and Elizabeth Curry have seven healthy biological children, ages ranging from 7 to 24, plus five adopted children from Vietnam and China, each with special needs.

Hayden, their 13-year old adopted Chinese daughter has Linear Nevus Sebaceous Syndrome (LNSS) that severely distorts one side of her face. She becomes the thread of the story by becoming the catalyst that reveals how people react and interact with her and her large family.

In 2016, the Currys adopted two more children from China — Yu Ting and Ting Ting. Thus begins this big-hearted story of losses and gains as the Curry’s abundant acts of love and sacrifice demonstrate both the complex and innocent motivations of those who extend their generosity to strangers, transforming the lives of everyone in the process.

Hayden & Her Family (2020) will provide a compassionate, nuanced look at the personal moral universe the Currys inhabit, while at the same time, it will provoke some soul-searching ideas on the definition of family and our obligations, if any, as members of the larger family of mankind.”

Transfiguring Adoption is a nonprofit organization seeking to nurture growth in foster and adoptive families by giving a HOOT about their families. Transfiguring Adoption does not intend for its reviewers nor its reviews nor this discussion packet to be professional, medical or legal advice. These reviews and discussion guides are intended to help parents to better be able to connect and understand their children who come from traumatic backgrounds.

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