Boston Post Adoption Resources team of licensed mental health professionals posts blogs about movies and topics related to reunions.
At BPAR, we are always trying to find ways to help our clients feel connected and understood. As human beings we all want to know that we are not alone, that someone else has been through what we have been through. And although every individual and family we see is different, they do share similar […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Power of Storytelling in Adoption
Watching Elf together as a family provides a wonderful opportunity to open up a discussion around adoption. Elf is a playful adoption-themed movie, and it can ease some of the seriousness or anxiety around a subject that can be difficult or challenging for some kids and adults. Elf, staring Will Farrell, is a Christmas movie […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Why You Need to Watch Elf with Your Child this Holiday Season
At BPAR, we are always trying to find resources that help to reflect the experiences of our clients. We keep this poem close by as it speaks so beautifully about such an emotional topic. It touches upon many themes that come up regularly for our clients – identity, divided loyalty, and loss. We also love […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Poem: Legacy of an Adopted Child
Closure. There is no other word most fitting for the title of this adult adoptee documentary. This film chronicles the search process and multiple family reunions for transracial adult adoptee, Angela Tucker. Before her search began, Tucker was recently married, and like most adoptees, this emotional and life-changing event triggered a noticeable change within Angela as an adoptee. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Movie Review Update: Closure
Ida is a Polish film co-written and directed by Pawel Pawlikowski that follows the powerful and life-changing journey of Anna as she seeks to find the truth to her past. Anna is a young novice nun who was raised in the convent and is about to take her vows to remain in the convent for […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Movie Review: Ida