Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thumbs Up to TV...just this once....

A few TV shows are shedding some positive light on adoption.  Look!

PBS' Dinosaur Train:  "This is your family, and I'm your mom" was the response to an "adopted" dinosaur who hatched and looked different from his family.  They look different, but they were all it!

PBS' Electric Company: A recent episode guest starred Whoopi Goldberg as the transracial mom to lead character, Hector.  The show's producers could have attempted to "match"  the son and mother...but they didn't.  Hurray!

Brothers and Sisters on ABC: has an ongoing storyline for a couple wanting to adopt.  A recent episode showed the wife, (played by Calista Flockhart - herself an adoptive mom) using positive adoption language.  A TV character actually said "Let's make an adoption plan".  Ahhhh... music to my ears.

Sesame Streeton PBS: Good ole Sesame Street.  After a character adopts a boy from Guatemala, Big Bird explains in the most simple terms that "adoption is when a child needs a family and a family needs a child".  Beautiful!

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