What was your take on this movie? I know there was great debate in the adoption world when this came out. I guess in the end, it comes down to what your child's history is and how you interpret that for them through a biblical worldview. We love this movie. It is a favorite choice from our DVD library.
My girlie came home as an preschooler. She was acutely aware of other children (usually babies) being adopted before her. She was the odd one out in the orphanage clicks. She felt awkward, unwanted and like a Mommy might never come for her. She totally relates to Lewis in this. We have had wonderful conversations all from this movie including:
having to wait on God (both Lewis and his parents),
feeling like valleys will never end,
feeling sad and not turning to God for comfort,
God having a plan for each child's future,
God creating families on purpose,
being uniquely gifted,
choosing to or not to meet his birthmother
Beautiful film. Love it.
And yes, I cry every single time the boys go home with their parents. Every time.