“Bottom line is, even if you see them coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does.
So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's
when you find out who you are." - Joss Whedon

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Dark Matter of Love - A Documentary about Adoption and Attachement -- Check out the film website and watch for this film to appear in your area or maybe even on Netflix

The Center for Adoption Support and Education, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute and the National Council for Adoption are jointly sponsoring this screening to increase the community's awareness of the complexity of moving children into adoptive families with histories of trauma, severed attachments and profound loss.
In this film, Masha, an eleven year old Russian girl, learns to love her adoptive American family through a scientific intervention. Professor Emeritus Dr. Robert Marvin, an expert in attachment, has spent a lifetime developing a program to help children learn to love. Rare footage of his extraordinary experiment is woven through the story of Masha learning to love for the very first time. 
Please join Dr. Robert Marvin in the discussion about our community's continued investment in accessible and effective post adoption  services for families faced with these challenges.

You are invited to a FREE documentary film screening of THE DARK MATTER OF LOVE on Monday, April 22 at 6:00pm in Washington, DC at the US State Capital -- If you happen to be headed to "the other Washington" in April. ;-)
Register HERE to register to view the film at the US State Capital in DC on April 22nd.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Want to See the doccumentary Stuck with us on Thursday, April 5th at 7pm???

Stuck is playing in Seattle on Thursday, April 4th at 7pm in the Landmark Varsity Theater.  Some if us will be meeting in Renton at 5:30pm in the Family Service Building (220 S. 3rd Place, Renton, 98057) and carpooling over together.  Or, you can meet us there.  We'd love to grab a snack and chat for a few minutes after the show.

Here's a bit about the tour:

Our most powerful tool is the feature length documentary film, STUCK. The purpose of the film is to help the average person understand the issues and create a movement that will ultimately put pressure on U.S. officials to force a more supportive attitude toward International Adoption.

The film will premiere in sequence as we roll across the country on the tour bus, visiting 60 cities in 80 days. While the highlight of each city visit will be the premiere of the film, our goal is to make the visit to each city much more than a film premiere, but an all day event, with media appearances, speeches and discussions in multiple gatherings. The framework for the tour gives us the possibility to make STUCK a phenomenon.

 You can get your tickets here:  https://bothendsburning.org/initiatives/stuck-tour/itinerary/