STUCK is a new award-winning documentary film, produced by Both Ends Burning that uncovers the personal, real-life stories of children and parents navigating a rollercoaster of bureaucracy on their journeys through the international adoption system, each filled with hope, elation – and sometimes heartbreak.

STUCK steps into the complex human experience of adoption, exploring the challenges faced by birth parents, prospective adoptive parents – and children.

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. Some stories are heartwarming, showing incredible examples of kids who blossom after joining their families, while others offer insight into the emotional and physical impact institutional life can have on these kids.

Please check the itinerary for the movie so you can make it to the screening in your area. If you are in Utah, we may have opportunities for you to volunteer in some capacity as STUCK comes to town. Leave a comment below or contact us on Facebook if you’re interested in learning more.

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One Response to “STUCK”

  1. March 14, 2013 at 6:04 am #

    Went to this with my family last night at it’s showing in my city. It was AMAZING. If you get the chance to go, it is well worth it (we drove over an hour on a weeknight). If you can’t make it, watch the documentary online. I did both, but being in the theater with like-minded people and listening to Craig Juntunen speak in person about his experiences was priceless…it touched all of us who went.