I'm excited to share with you a trailer I made for an upcoming book titled "Dear Wonderful You: Letters to Adopted & Fostered Youth". Angela is one of many adult adoptee contributors to this book, and the young "actress" I used in the trailer is a former foster child, who was just recently adopted.
In our travels this last year with Closure, Angela and I are always surprised to see at least one or two young adoptees attend screenings - typically surrounded by a sea of adults. Most often, these children are not afraid to speak up during the Q&A's, asking difficult questions - often with their adoptive parents right by their side. I have enjoyed being able to see Angela make great connections and share one-to-one time with many of these young people, and one thing has been clear from the experiences: young adoptees everywhere are eager to hear from those who have been in their shoes. Each adoption can bring it's own complexities for the children involved, and the only people who can truly speak to this are adult adoptees.
Hopefully, this book will be a great resource to adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption agencies everywhere.
Enjoy the trailer!