The Grassroots Effort Behind the International Adoption Film STUCK

suereardonSue Reardon has been helping to raise the voice for children who depend on us. She will be volunteering Sun, May 5th 2013 in Rochester, Ny at the AMC Webster 12 to help promote the movie STUCK. Here is the promo for the film along with the call to action. Look at the end for our upcoming seminar, “Is International Adoption for You?” that will be held at Adoption STAR April 2nd.

The award-winning documentary film, STUCK (Preview of the Movie here), is the story of the struggles and rewards of international adoption. STUCK is travelling to 62 cities over 3 months on a barn-storming bus tour to promote this issue. The tour began on March 1st. To find out when the tour will be in your city please visit us here.

STUCK follows the stories of four orphans from Haiti, Vietnam and Ethiopia and their heartbreaking struggles to come home to their families. To see the trailer, go to

More than a movie, this is a movement – a movement to ensure that every child has the possibility, and the right to grow up with a permanent family. Viewers are asked to move beyond politics and borders, and address the lives of children who are stuck in a broken system.

The STUCK film is designed to raise awareness – and outrage – over the deplorable system of international adoption. Bureaucracy, inefficiencies and politics keep children incarcerated in orphanages around the world when loving families are willing and eager to adopt them.

STUCK Poster

The award-winning documentary film was created by Both Ends Burning, a non-profit dedicated to international adoption reform. Founder Craig Juntunen is passionate that it is every child’s fundamental right to grow up in a loving family. As producer of the movie his vision is for STUCK to be a change-agent in reforming the current broken process of international adoption.

Before the premiere in each city, a pre-film “Celebration of Families” party is being planned near the theater. Members of the STUCK team and local celebrities will attend. You’re encouraged to join us to meet the team.

During the day, the STUCK team will visit local media, houses of worship, service clubs, and universities to create a sense of community involvement and pride in adoption.

The STUCK Tour bus will end in Washington, D.C. when the petition signatures collected during the trip will be delivered to legislators on Capitol Hill during the Step Forward for Orphans March on May 17th.

What are some easy things you can do to help?

For more information, call the Both Ends Burning office at 877-908-5161 or visit the Web site at

Cindy Paska | Special Advisor
mobile: 703.307.3903

Please visit, sign the petition, become a member!

Have you ever thought about International Adoption? Have you ever thought that international adoption may be the way for you to create your family? Then please do think about attending Adoption STAR’s International Adoption Event: Is International Adoption for you?. Come to learn about the country programs offered at Adoption STAR, the children in need of forever families, what it means to be Hague accredited, and the requirements for adopting internationally. This informative meeting will give you a walkthrough of what it would look like to choose an international adoption track. Why not join us for our workshop and see where it leads you? The event will be held from April 2 Tuesday 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm. It will be held at the Adoption STAR main office: 131 John Muir Drive, Amherst, NY 14228. Please call (716) 639-3900 to RSVP or email

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