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I have done a bit of research and I have seen a few of these myself. I recommend these for any adoptee to watch. You can find these to watch online on NetFlix or even YouTube. Which ones have you watched before?


This documentary follows an American family that decides to adopt three children at the same time from a Russian orphanage. It examines the difficulty in bonding with children who grew up in institutions and how the experience of adopting children is harder than initially perceived, especially when there’s a language barrier.

Closure (2014)

Transracially adopted from foster care, Angela Tucker thrived in her family, defying doctors’ predictions that she might never walk. As she entered adulthood, a longstanding curiosity about her birth family led her to search. This is a touching story from Adoptee Angela Tucker, who I actually got in touch with last year. Incredible story.


This documentary follows four children from three different countries on their individual voyages from orphanages to their new homes with families in the United States. This Documentary I saw in 2014 with Inter-Country Adoption New Zealand. It just shows you how long an adoption process can take. It was upsetting for some of the families in this film.

My Russian Side (2014)


This one is my personal favourite. It tells my own story of when I met my Birth Parents in Russia in 2013. You can watch the entire Documentary on YouTube for free above.

Twinsters (2015)

Adopted from South Korea, raised on different continents & connected through social media, Samantha & Anaïs believe that they are twin sisters separated at birth. This is incredible how Social Media can help people connect. It was pretty incredible!

Know any more? Write them below in the comments so we can add them to the list!