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Niños de la Memoria

by Kathryn Smith Pyle and María Teresa Rodríguez

Hundreds — possibly thousands — of children disappeared from El Salvador in the midst of that country's civil war in the 1980s. Niños de la Memoría follows three of those children as they return to their native country in search of identity and answers.

Global Voices

Off and Running: A Very American Coming of Age Story

by Nicole Opper

Avery is an African American teenager and the adopted daughter of two Jewish lesbian moms in Brooklyn. She is on a quest to meet her birth mother in Texas and begin to uncover the missing pieces of her identity.

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Outside Looking In: Transracial Adoption in America

by Phil Bertelsen, and Katy Chevigny

Looking at three families brought together and sometimes pushed apart by transracial adoption, Outside Looking In: Transracial Adoption in America explores the personal, political, and socio-cultural implications of white parents adopting black children.

True Stories

Precious Cargo

by Pham Quoc Thai and Janet Gardner

Adoptees from Vietnam who were taken to the United States via Operation Baby Lift in 1975 return to their homeland 25 years later in search of their own history and culture.

Sunshine

by Karen Skloss

Director Karen Skloss is herself the result of an unplanned pregnancy, and now finds herself pregnant and single in her 20s. She shares this intimate story of two mothers and the circumstances that afforded them very different options.

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Tough Love

by Stephanie Wang-Breal

Tough Love chronicles the lives of two parents fighting to reunite with their children. With cases in the United States child welfare system, they attempt to prove to the courts and the system that they deserve a second chance to be a parent and have a family.

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