Adoption STAR Supports STUCK, an award-winning documentary film (produced by Both Ends Burning) that uncovers the real-life stories of children and parents navigating a roller coaster of bureaucracy on their journeys through the international adoption system. Each story is filled with hope, elation – and sometimes heartbreak.

STUCK, the movie, was born from a desire to increase awareness about the plight of more than 10 million children, sentenced to live in orphanages while laws initially designed to protect them in fact keep them from the loving arms of adoptive families.

STUCK follows the stories of four children in far reaches of the globe – Ethiopia, Vietnam and Haiti – and the desperate attempts to fight red tape and bring them to their waiting homes. But it is more than a movie. The award-winning documentary has a purpose to be more than an engaging story. Its goal is to become the STUCK phenomena and its role is to spur a movement to change the world.

“There are 153 million orphaned children worldwide. Many are destined to live out their childhoods without ever being adopted. We must do everything we can to help these kids”, states Megan Montgomery, Adoption STAR’s International Adoption Coordinator.

How can you help?


Purchase your ticket to view the film during the STUCK tour.

Sunday, May 5th at 7pm
AMC Webtser 12 Rochester, NY

Buy Tickets Here

Sign the petition. One objective while we are on the road is to gather over 1 million petition signatures asking congress/global leaders/President Obama to take specific actions to change the landscape of adoption.

Spread the word on Facebook

Join The Step Forward for Orphans March on May 17.

It’s more than a movie. It’s a movement.

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