Find Upcoming Community Screenings

Welcome to the Community Screenings Marquee! Most screenings, past and present, are listed here. If you don't find a screening in your state or city, consider hosting your own. You can sign up on the Tools/Host-A-Screening page and screen the film at your library, your community center, your church, or even host a small screening at your home for friends. Contact the filmmaker, Jean Strauss, at: adoptedforthelifeofme@gmail.com. The American Adoption Congress has free loaner copies available for community events.

ADOPTED: for the life of me was made to help engage community members in a dialogue about adoption reform - invite your family, friends, neighbors, community members, and local legislators. Be a part of the debate - change is possible through education and engagement!

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ALABAMA

Community Screening Events in Alabama

Be the first to host a community screening in Alabama!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!


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ALASKA

Community Screening Events in Alaska

Be the first to host a community screening in Alabama!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!


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ARIZONA

Community Screening Events in Arizona

  • Arizona Premiere - Sedona International Film Festival (February 24 & 26, 2010)


Be the first to host a community screening in Arizona!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!


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ARKANSAS

Community Screening Events in Arkansas

Be the first to host a community screening in Arkansas!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

 


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CALIFORNIA

Community Screening Events in California

  • January 24, 2010, Smogdance Film Festival, winner of Audience Award for Best Picture (1-24-2010), Claremont, California

  • March 18, 2010:  AMERICAN ADOPTION CONGRESS - Keynote Address/ SCREENING of "For the Life of Me", Sacramento, CA.

  • March 8, 2011 - PACT: an Adoption Alliance

    Kaiser, Oakland CA

    7 pm - 9 pm Adoption Book and Film Discussion Group Featured Film: For the Life of Me by Jean Strauss. What would it be like to never know who you were when you were born? Follow Dave as he embarks on a journey to find his birthmother. Along with the heartwarming stories of Joe and other adopted citizens, Dave's saga illuminates the impact secrets can have over a lifetime.
    For information contact: info@pactadopt.org


April 12, 2011

Kaiser, Oakland CA

7 pm - 9 pm Adoption Book and Film Discussion Group Featured Book: Birthright by Jean Strauss. A Guide to Search and Reunion for Adoptees, Birthparents and Adoptive Parents This book is filled with stories and direct quotes from adoptive parents, birth parents, and adopted people who have experienced search and reunion.


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COLORADO

Community Screening Events in Colorado

  • November 5, 2009, Colorado College, Community Screening, Colorado Springs, CO.

  • November 7, 2009, Rocky Mountain Womens' Film Festival, Festival Screening, Colorado Springs, CO.

  • November 8, 2009, Community Screening at the Mercury Cafe, Denver, CO, hosted by Rich Uhrlaub.

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CONNECTICUT

Community Screening Events in Connecticut

  • April 22, 2010, Kent Film Festival, Kent, Connecticut winner of the Sleeping Giant Award for Best Documentary


Be the first to host a community screening in Connecticut!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!



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DELAWARE

Community Screening Events in Delaware


Be the first to host a community screening in Delaware!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WASHINGTON D.C.

Community Screening Events in DC

Be the first to host a community screening in Washington, DC!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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FLORIDA  

Community Screening Events in Florida

  • Delray Beach Library Adoption Discussion

Delray Beach, FL

November 14, 2010 2pm - 4:30pm
Hosted by Eileen McQuade

Event Description:   Adopted: For the Life of Me will be screened, followed by a panel discussion. Adoptees, adoptive parents and birth parents will lead a discussion of the right of all adult adoptees to have access to their original birth certificate.

Max Attendees: 100

Location:
100 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL  

For information contact Eileen McQuade at eileen2155@gmail.com

  •  Miami, FL, Community Screening (Sept. 23, 2010) hosted by Valerie Diamond.

  • Women's International Film Festival, Miami (March 27, 2010).

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GEORGIA  

Community Screening Events in Georgia

  • REG DAY and a MOVIE

Duluth, GA

November 13, 2010 06:30PM to 09:30PM

Hosted by Denise Carroll


Event Description:  We will host a REG DAY table and then watch the film. The film will be followed with a discussion and light refreshments.

Location:  2458 Duluth Hwy. 120, Duluth, Georgia

For more information, contact Denise Carroll at mainegirl1998@yahoo.com


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HAWAII  

Community Screening Events in Hawaii

Be the first to host a community screening in Hawaii!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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IDAHO  

Community Screening Events in Idaho

Be the first to host a community screening in Idaho!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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ILLINOIS 

Community Screening Events in Illinois


  • Live Screening of ADOPTED: for the life of me

Chicago, IL

November 14, 2010 03:15PM to 05:45PM

Hosted by State Representative Sara Feigenholtz  


Event Description:  Join Representative Feigenholtz and other adoption policy-makers and advocates as they watch the live airing of the film on WTTW.


Location: 3215 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago, Illinois


Call Stephen at 773.296.4141 with questions.

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INDIANA

Community Screening Events in Indiana

November 6, 2010 2:00PM to 4:00PM

  • Bloomington, IN

Hosted by Pam Kroskie  


Event Description:  Showing For the Life of Me. A Wonderful film to show an adoptee's point of view. This film is such a great example of determination and education regarding adoption issues.


Max Attendees: 50 (Currently 0 Registered)

Location:  303 E. Kirkwood, Bloomington, Indiana

For more information contact: Pam Kroskie at gus4809@yahoo.com


November 19, 2010 07:30PM to 09:45PM

  • KAARE Celebrates Adoption Awareness Month

New Albany, IN

Hosted by Marcie Roth  


Event Description:  Join us for the screening of this powerful movie, soon to be released on PBS. 



LOCATION: THE GRAND THEATER, 138 E MARKET ST, NEW ALBANY IN 47150.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, FREE ADMISSION


Max Attendees: 500

Location:  The Grand Theater,  138 E. Market St. New Albany, IN 47150
2534 Charlestown Rd #15, New Albany, Indiana

For information contact Marcie Roth at


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IOWA  

Community Screening Events in Iowa

Be the first to host a community screening in Iowa!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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KANSAS 

Community Screening Events in Kansas

Be the first to host a community screening in Kansas!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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KENTUCKY  

Community Screening Events in Kentucky

Be the first to host a community screening in Kentucky!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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LOUISIANA  

Community Screening Events in Louisiana

Be the first to host a community screening in Louisiana!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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MAINE

Community Screening Events in Maine

Be the first to host a community screening in Maine!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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MARYLAND 

Community Screening Events in Maryland

  • COMMUNITY SCREENING HOSTED BY DCMETRO CUB!
November 11, 2010
Chevy Chase DC Library
more information TBA   DCMETROCUB@aol.com



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MASSACHUSETTS

Community Screening Events in Massachusetts

  • Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture at MIT, screening, April 29, 2010, Cambridge, Massachusetts



  • Movie Preview and Panel

West Bridgewater, MA

November 9, 2010 06:30PM to 08:30PM

Hosted by Cynthia McGuigan 


Event Description: ADOPTED: For the Life of Me” invites you on a journey with Dave and Joe, two middle-aged men determined to unearth their pasts. The heart wrenching and heartwarming conclusions of their stories provoke a debate about adoption laws across the country. Please join us to view the movie and debate the issues of Adoption Reform.


Max Attendees: 35 

Location:  80 Howard Street, West Bridgewater, Massachusetts

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MICHIGAN

Community Screening Events in Michigan

Be the first to host a community screening in Michigan!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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MINNESOTA 

Community Screening Events in Minnesota

  • MCAR (Minnesota Coalition for Adoption Reform) Community Screening, Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Minneapolis Community Center, drew a crowd of 70. Filmmaker in attendance.


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MISSISSIPPI

Community Screening Events in Mississippi

Be the first to host a community screening in Mississippi!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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MISSOURI

Community Screening Events in Missouri

Be the first to host a community screening in Missouri!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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MONTANA 

Community Screening Events in Montana

Be the first to host a community screening in Montana!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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NEBRASKA

Community Screening Events in Nebraska

Be the first to host a community screening in Nebraska!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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NEVADA

Community Screening Events in Nevada

Be the first to host a community screening in Nevada!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

Community Screening Events in New Hampshire

Be the first to host a community screening in New Hampshire!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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NEW JERSEY

Community Screening Events in New Jersey

  • New Jersey Int. Film Festival, Rutgers University  (JUNE 13, 2010)

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NEW MEXICO

Community Screening Events in New Mexico

Be the first to host a community screening in New Mexico!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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NEW YORK

Community Screening Events in New York

  • Hillside Family of Agencies, Rochester, NY, staff screening (May 21, 2010)
Be the first to host a community screening in New York!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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NORTH CAROLINA

Community Screening Events in North Carolina

Be the first to host a community screening in North Carolina!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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NORTH DAKOTA

Community Screening Events in North Dakota

Be the first to host a community screening in North Dakota!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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OHIO

Community Screening Events in Ohio

  • World Feature Premiere, Cleveland International Film Festival (March 26, 2010)
Be the first to host a community screening in Ohio!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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OKLAHOMA

Community Screening Events in Oklahoma

Be the first to host a community screening in Oklahoma!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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OREGON

Community Screening Events in Oregon

Be the first to host a community screening in Oregon!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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PENNSYLVANIA

Community Screening Events in Pennsylvania


  • Pittsburgh, PA

September 17, 2011 (Saturday) from 1:00 - 3:00

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

University of Pittsburgh

           Presented by the Pittsburgh Consortium for Adoption Studies, Department of English, Film Studies Program, Womens   

Studies Program, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences.


Shown on PBS stations in 2010 and earlier in 2011, the film is especially timely given pending Pennsylvania state legislation addressing

closed birth records.


Location:
University of Pittsburgh, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

           For more information contact Marianne Novy, mnovy@pitt.edu

  • Wynnewoord, PA

November 10, 2010 (time to be announced)

Adoptions from the Heart (site to be announced)

           Hosted by Carolyn Hoard in abstentia


Event Description:  Screening for the monthly staff training of Adoptions from the Heart. This organization has been in existence for 25 years and does open adoptions. They have offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.


Location:
Wynnewood, PA office. 

           For more information contact Carolyn Hoard, choard@comcast.net.

  • Norristown, PA

October 20, 2010, 10:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Office of Montgomery County Children & Youth, Norristown, PA

           Hosted by Carolyn Hoard


Event Description:  Monthly meeting of the Delaware Valley (PA) Adoption Council is presenting the film “Adoption: for the life of me,” by Jean Strauss.

DVAC is comprised of adoption professionals representing approximately 40 adoption agencies in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The film was screened for 35 and 40 attendees, including court personnel.  The topic was Adoption Laws and Closed Records. 


Location:
Office of Montgomery County Children & Youth, Norristown, PA

For more information contact Carolyn Hoard, choard@comcast.net.



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RHODE ISLAND

Community Screening Events in Rhode Island

Be the first to host a community screening in Rhode Island!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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SOUTH CAROLINA

Community Screening Events in South Carolina

Be the first to host a community screening in South Carolina!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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SOUTH DAKOTA

Community Screening Events in South Dakota

  • Sioux Falls, SD

November 4, 2010 06:30PM to 09:00PM

Downtown Library Rm B

Hosted by Lynne Banks 


Event Description:  SDSEAL: South Dakotans for Support, Education, and Adoption Legislation is presenting the film “Adoption: for the life of me,” by Jean Strauss.


From the opening scene where Dave presses his nose against the glass window of the Vital Statistics office, looking at the record of his own birth for the very first time at the age of 52, to the heart-wrenching, heartwarming conclusion of both his and Joe's stories, “Adopted: for the life of me” is a film which engages us in a dialogue about who adoption laws are supposed to serve.

Refreshments will be served along with a Q&A discussion: “What are the current laws in South Dakota? How can an adult adoptee receive a copy of their original birth certificate? Are you looking for yours?”


Location:
200 N Dakota Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

For more information contact Lynne Banks at lbanks8928@sio.midco.net


  • "Adopted: For the Life of Me" screening

Rapid City, SD

November 20, 2010 01:00PM to 04:00PM

Downtown Library Meeting Room B - Upstairs from 1-4 PM.

Hosted by Kaye LaFollette

Event Description: SD SEAL: South Dakotans for Support, Education and Adoption Legislation is presenting the film "Adopted: for the life of me," by Jean Strauss.


From the opening scene where Dave presses his nose against the glass window of the Vital Statistics office, looking at the record of his own birth for the very first time at the age of 52, to the heart-wrenching, heartwarming conclusion of both his and Joe's stories, "Adopted: for the life of me" is a film which engages us in a dialogue about who adoption laws are supposed to serve.

Refreshments will be served along with a Q&A discussion: "What are the current laws in South Dakota? How can an adult adoptee receive a copy of their original birth certificate? Are you looking for yours?"

Max Attendees: 60 (Currently 0 Registered)

Location:
610 Quincy Street, Rapid City, SD


ADOPTED: for the life of me, community screening

11/21/2010 at 5:30 PM at Brookings Wesleyen Church, 1240 Orchard Drive, Brookings, SD

hosted by Lynne Banks

for information contact:

lbanks8928@sio.midco.net

  • 605-759-8478


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    TENNESSEE 

    Community Screening Events in Tennessee

    Be the first to host a community screening in Tennessee!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
    Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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    TEXAS

    Community Screening Events in Texas

    • Texas Premiere, Texas Tech University, Department of Communications, Lubbock, TX (2/9/2010)

    • Flatland Film Festival, Lubbock, TX (Oct. 17, 2010)

    • Texas Tech, Dept. of English, Lubbock (Oct. 18, 2010)

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    UTAH

    Community Screening Events in Utah

    Be the first to host a community screening in Utah!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
    Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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    VERMONT

    Community Screening Events in Vermont

    Be the first to host a community screening in Vermont!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
    Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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    VIRGINIA

    Community Screening Events in Virginia

    Be the first to host a community screening in Virginia!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
    Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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    WASHINGTON 

    Community Screening Events in Washington

    Be the first to host a community screening in Washington!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
    Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!
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    WEST VIRGINIA

    Community Screening Events in West Virginia

    Be the first to host a community screening in West Virginia!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
    Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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    WISCONSIN

    Community Screening Events in Wisconsin

    Be the first to host a community screening in Wisconsin!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
    Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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    WYOMING

    Community Screening Events in Wyoming

    Be the first to host a community screening in Wyoming!  Use our Host a Screening checklist to find out how.
    Adoption Reform happens one community, one person at a time. Be a part of the effort!

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