On Tuesday, the film STUCK premiered in Washington DC before a private audience that included Foster Friess, Senator Mary Landrieu, and other members of Congress.
Produced by Both Ends Burning—a charitable group dedicated to promoting and facilitating international adoption— and funded solely by charitable donation, STUCK offers an eye opening view into both the joy and the heartbreaking struggle involved in international adoption.
The film follows Tihun from Ethiopia, Nate from Vietnam, and Erickson and Therline from Haiti on their individual voyages from orphanages in their native countries to their homes with families in the United States. Filmmaker Thaddaeus Scheel tracks the chapters in the lives of these four children, and the three couples seeking to be their parents, revealing along the way the intense hope and disappointment they experience on the odyssey to unite as families.—BothEndsBurning.org
When you meet a child that was adopted from overseas—and you see them grow and meet their potential under the roof of a loving home—it is simply mind blowing to think what the world almost missed out on. All the smiles and laughs and touchdowns and science projects and all the great things they will accomplish were almost stuck with them inside the walls of an orphanage. That knowledge makes you treasure their presence in your life even more, and when that child is yours, and you tuck them in at night, there is no joy that could possibly compare.
In the rankings of worthy and noble causes, Both Ends Burning places in the highest echelon, as it directly results in the saving of innocent life and the fulfillment of a family.
But due to corruption, intervention of oppressive governments, and other obstacles, international adoption by Americans has declined by 50 percent in the past 5 years—making the work of Craig Juntunen, founder of Both Ends Burning, all the more crucial in our world.
Please visit BothEndsBurning.org to donate, sign the petition, or learn more about international adoption.