Posts tagged with: adoptee

You Were Chosen

You Were Chosen is a documentary, filmed in Adelaide, South Australia, that tells the stories of two adoptees; of their journeys and experiences throughout their lives. It highlights the effects the laws have on them, as narrated by Prof. Shurlee Swain, along with the views entrenched in society by pro adoption advocates. You Were Chosen is the second in a series of documentaries, covering issues that adoptees face in their lifetime and the effects it

Adoptive Parent Interview – Live

Adoption in that era, the 1950’s through to early 1970’s, was considered the answer to an infertile, married couple. Society’s expectation that a married couple have children, placed pressure on married couples, so the government came up with the solution of adoption. Rather than assist young, vulnerable expectant mothers, the government decided to farm the babies to the above mentioned couples, believing that the “problem” would be solved. This practice caused way more damage than

Primal Wound Treatment Workshop

PRIMAL WOUND feature film workshop details are here! We’re looking for actors to workshop a feature film treatment, Primal Wound, into script so this is not your usual parrot lines and play a role. This workshop is going to make you think and use your creative skills. It is also not a casting call but if we see that you are a fit for a role, we will certainly ask if you would like it.

The Psychology of Adoption – Adoptees Pt1

Here I’m going to list off a few psychology traits which have directly impacted on those who are adopted. I read somewhere that, trying to describe what it’s like being adopted is akin to telling someone they just lost all their family in a car crash. Get over it. Of course the difference is that there is a pre-memory of this family for that someone, which I will explain in the next part. Adoption is the

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