Adoption Documentary: Off and Running Screening

Adoption STAR, in conjunction with the Multi-Identity Committee at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, are proud to present a screening of the film “Off and Running” on Saturday, September 24 from 7-9:30pm.

“Off and Running” is part of PBS’ POV Documentary Series. The powerful film tells the story of Avery, a teenaged adoptee, as she struggles with her relationship with her family and her own self-image.

The documentary deals with many aspects of adoption, specifically trans-racial adoption and the desire to search for one’s birth family. The films themes provide a compelling springboard for viewers to examine which facets of their own identities have played a key role in shaping whom they are. To read my full thoughts on “Off and Running” you can click here.

After the film, Adoption STAR staff and Multi-Identity Committee members will lead a group discussion regarding the film and its themes.

The event is free and open to children 13 years of age and older. While this is a very special and important film for adoptive families, the powerful themes and messages of self-identity are universal to teenagers.

The event will be taking place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, 695 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222. Please RSVP by 9/21 to Michael Hill, Adoption STAR’s Project Lead, by calling 639-3900 or emailing