USA (MNN) — You have heard of the horror stories of adoptions taking years to complete, but have you seen it with your own eyes?
You will when you see STUCK, a film about international adoption.
This is not your ordinary movie. It is a movie that is touring across the country, showing in 60 cities in 80 days. The tour started at the beginning of March and will continue until May 17. You can find a full list of where the movie is showing here.
The purpose of this film is to help people understand the issues and create a movement that will pressure U.S. officials to force a more supportive attitude toward international adoption. Orphan Outreach is encouraging everyone to see it and to join in and help change the system.
The film follows four children on their journey from orphanages in their native countries to their homes with families in the United States. The filmmaker tracks the four children and the three couples seeking to be their parents. It tracks the excitement and also the disappointment of the journey.
"International adoption is a wonderful way to provide children without parents a loving, permanent family that they otherwise would not have. I am touched by this film's compelling portrayal of contemporary, real-life international adoption stories, and I was deeply honored to be part of the film," U.S. Senator of Louisiana, Mary Landrieu said in a press release. "I hope that it will help invigorate the debate in our country and around the world about the proper place of international adoption."
The movie, produced by Both Ends Burning, uncovers the personal, real-life stories of children and parents going through the journey of international adoption. Each of the stories is filled with hope, elation, and sometimes heartbreak.
One objective while on the road is to get over 1 million petition signatures asking congress/global leaders/President Obama to take action to change how adoption is handled. The final premiere of the movie will be on May 16 in Washington, D.C. The next day, anyone who would like to join will deliver a copy of the petition to legislators on Capitol Hill.
You can volunteer for the event when it comes to your city by clicking here.
Pray that this movie will open many people's eyes to adoption. Ask God to help this petition make a difference in many children's lives.