STUCK is a new award-winning documentary film, produced by Both Ends Burning that uncovers the personal, real-life stories of children and parents navigating a roller coaster of bureaucracy on their journeys through the international adoption system, each filled with hope, elation â€“ and sometimes heartbreak.
STUCK steps into the complex human experience of adoption, exploring the challenges faced by birth parents, prospective adoptive parents â€“ and children
The Filmmaker tracks the chapters in the lives of four children, and the three couples seeking to be their parents, revealing along the way the intense hope and disappointment they experience on the odyssey to unite as families. Some stories are heartwarming, showing incredible examples of kids who blossom after joining their families, while others offer insight into the emotional and physical impact institutional life can have on these kids.
On the program today, my guest will be Craig Juntunen - the founder and president of the Both Ends Burning Campaign and Executive Producer of the documentary STUCK. Craig is a child welfare advocate and a passionate believer in international adoption. He is also the author of Both Ends Burning: My Story of Adopting Three Children from Haiti.
For more information about the feature lenght documentary and the STUCK Tour see www.bothendsburning.org