Adoption stories on POV

Point of View is one of my favorite television shows. I'm a sucker for a good documentary. If you haven't seen the show, they always present compelling stories in a non-exploitive or hyped up way. I learn so much about things I've never experienced before and other ways of living.

I just found out they are doing a series on adoption! From the snippets in the trailers, the stories look amazing.

First Person Plural airs August 10. A Korean-born California-raised adoptee begins to remember her birth family, and investigates her adoption story.

Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy airs August 31. This story follows Fan Sui Yong, and 8-year old Chinese born girl, adopted to a Long Island Jewish family. This story shows the identity struggle international adoptees go through.

Off And Running airs September 7. Avery, an African American, was adopted transracially. She struggles to understand her birth culture and her identity.

In The Matter of Cha Jung Hee airs September 14. This film is a follow-up to First Person Plural, where filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem returns to Korea to find Cha Jung Hee. Hee was the child Liem was supposed to be when she was adopted to a California family.

Tips: If you go to the POV websites, you can sign up for emailed reminders when the shows air. Genius! Check your local listings (also from the POV site) because each show airs more than once. And three of the four films are available for online viewing for several months after their air date.


  1. Our agency sent us this list! I've already got my TiVo set. Looks like a good series.

  2. Thanks for the scoop! I'll be watching.

  3. I'm very excited about this series!!!

  4. Hi! Thanks for the comment on my blog today and for introducing yourself. I look forward to following your journey. :)

    Wow. I just watched the previews for these shows and I couldn't stop crying during each of them. Thank you so much for sharing. I will be setting the DVR tonight so that I don't miss a single one.

    Colleen :)


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