Wednesday, March 25, 2009

MTV's True Life Series

The “True Life” documentary series on MTV just aired an episode titled "I'm Placing My Baby for Adoption." The show follows several expectant parents on video, all considering creating adoption plans for their respective children.

According to the show’s producers, the goals of the True Life adoption documentary are “to help de-stigmatize the adoption process and to show that adoption is a choice that loving, responsible mothers make when they believe it’s best for their child. We also hope to express the range of emotions birthmothers feel as they go through this process.”

The show gives a great glimpse into the decision-making process of adoption. This episode follows two different girls (birthmothers) on their journey of open adoption. It really gives you a good idea of what emotions and situations the adoptive parents AND the birthparents experience in the process.

For more information on the adoption decision, here are some links: