Thursday, December 10, 2009

Find My Family

So, last week, I watched a new TV, "Find My Family," fully expecting to be outraged.  I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.  I missed it this week, so my opinion is based solely on the first episode, but I thought that the show was pretty good.

In case you don't know what I'm talking about, the show reunites adult adoptees with their birth families.  In the first episode, an adult adoptee knew that she had an older birth sibling.  The show found not only her older brother, but also a younger sister that she did not know about.  In the other storyline, an black adult adoptee who was adopted by a white family was reunited with her birth mother.  Both stories were heartwarming and in my opinion, portrayed adoption in a positive light.

I think any time you put people in an emotional personal situation on TV, there is some element of exploitation, but again, I think the show took the high road.  Do any one see it this week?  What did you think?

3 comments:

A Nest With A View said...

I did not see it but it looked cheesy in the advetisements. I am glad to hear I was wrong, it would be wonderful to find family members long looked for.

rlvd said...

I saw the episode that you did. I was glad it didn't make adoption seem bad. I thought it was focused on the search and meeting, and I was interested more in their lives with famly, etc. I also didn't like the cheesy "Under our family tree" ;)

FauxClaud said...

I think it is the best thing to happen to adoption since I don't know what! Excpet for the hookey tree.. maybe tFind My Fmaily will help America understand that adoptees have a right to their original birth certificate.