Loving the fatherless: 2 new movies

Read to the end of the post to find out how you can win tickets!


Two movies are coming out very soon, and both champion the cause of the fatherless.  The first is an award-winning documentary called STUCK .  It is produced by Both Ends Burning and uncovers the personal, real-life stories of children and parents navigating a rollercoaster of bureaucracy on their journeys through the international adoption system.

Stuck follows Tihun from Ethiopia, Nate from Vietnam, and Erickson and Therline from Haiti from orphanages in their native countries to their homes with families in the United States.  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. The film asks how the global community can take care of  children, safeguarding them from the very real dangers of child trafficking and corruption while also answering their need for loving homes.

This documentary began a tour of the US March 1st.  I was excited to see that it’ll be in Boise Saturday April 6th.  The tour has many other stops during March, April, and May.  Here’s the itinerary so you can check to see if it’s coming to a city near you.  Please also consider signing the petition to vote that every child should have a family.


The second movie that I’d like to tell you about is called CAMP.  Inspired by true events, Camp tells the story of a businessman named Ken who agreed to be a camp counselor at a camp for foster kids.  Ken is completely inexperienced working with any child, and ends up being assigned to the most troubled kid at camp. Over the course of camp, Ken’s heart is broken as he learns about Eli’s dark past. Eli slowly opens up to Ken as he starts to love Eli unconditionally.  An unauthorized visit from Eli’s father to camp sends everything spiraling out of control. Now Ken must decide what he is willing to sacrifice so Eli will understand the meaning of unconditional love.

I was given a screener of this movie and found the story to be touching, well acted, and thought provoking.  So many children in this world need an ally– it is the hope of the directors that  this film will inspire people to open their hearts to forgotten children who need adults in their lives.  Maybe there’s even a child near you?  This movie is being shown in several locations across the country  (including Meridian, ID beginning March 29th– hooray!) If you have the opportunity to see this movie, I hope you’ll consider it.  Here’s the CAMP tour itinerary.


Finally, I’m offering two tickets to see the movie STUCK anywhere it is being shown.  To enter the drawing, look at the tour page, find a showing near you, and comment below to tell me what you’ve found!  For an additional entry, share this post on facebook or twitter and come back to tell me you’ve done so. I’ll pick a winner on Friday!


  1. Bonita Timmons says:

    I found a showing in Boston on may 7
    what a great present to be able to attend a showing of the films
    we are courrently going through the adoption process for the seond time. It seems a bit more challenging this time
    Please pray for our strength in the Lord

  2. Oklahoma City!

  3. I have some friends that are about to adopt sisters from Ehiopia. If I won, I would give the tickets to my friends. They have four children but are opening their home to these to two lovely girls. We live near Memphis, TN.

  4. Since I live between Baltimore and Washington I have 2 options!I could choose Tue, May 14 in Baltimore, MD or Thu, May 16 in Washington, DC!

  5. Ya, it is showing in Tucson! If I win I will use them for a blog giveaway to highlight the movie in our town on my cousin’s website, Tucsontopia.com.

  6. Portland, OR! Would love to see it!

  7. I’ve actually already looked at the showing you’ve talked about- I want to see it in Boise! So very excited for this movie!

  8. jennifer says:

    milwaukee- april 25

  9. We live about an hour away from Indianapolis, Indiana and it will be there Apriil 27th! Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. Sarah Beth says:

    It will be here in Houston on March 16th– during my kids’ spring break so I could definitely get a sitter for a date night!

  11. We would love to view it in Boise!

  12. Karen P says:

    I’d love to see it in New Orleans and I shared on Facebook!

  13. Oh! Oh! Pick me! It’s coming to Portland on April 3rd. And I’d already checked before I knew I could win tickets, but IRL we usually only go to movies on $5 night, which Cinema 21 doesn’t have.

  14. Portland, Oregon, April 3

  15. Tuesday April 16th here! I would love to see this.

  16. Nashville, TN on April 18th. I’m looking forward to seeing it.

  17. And I shared this on FB. 🙂

  18. My husband and I are almost done state sealing and ready to send our dossier to ethiopia, we’d love to see the movie on May 12 (Philadelphia) AMC Cherry Hill. THank you so much.

  19. Tiffany says:

    Chicago, April 26th- will definitely be there, I’ve spent 4 summers in Ethiopia.

  20. Ann Ayres says:

    It was such an honor to work on this film and see the director, cast and crew bring a story that needs to be shared with the world. I hope everyone can see this film and be inspired to help unfortunate children in their area of the world.
    It was a joy to see Jacob’s story come to life!
    Ann Ayres, a.k.a. Margaret Summerfield in CAMP

  21. Thanks for stopping in with a comment! I really enjoyed the movie!

  22. Mindy Kroesche says:

    It will be in Omaha, NE.

  23. Both sound lovely. I just can’t justify a 4-hour each way drive to see Stuck, and Camp isn’t even coming THAT close. Sadness…

  24. Michelle Devine says:

    Yeah showing in Atlanta!!

  25. I wish everyone entering could win! Austin is showing March 15. Our hearts must be similar. I had already gone to see when it would play and determined I would share it with my adoption FB friends. Can we meet someday in the future? I love your style of mommyhood. 🙂

  26. Shared in on FB.

  27. Madison or Milwaukee, WI! I featured Stuck on my blog a while back, but hadn’t heard of Camp. Thanks for the heads-up!

  28. Stuck is showing in Denver Colorado in April. I would love to win tickets.

  29. I shared on Facebook!

  30. DANIELLE says:

    They are showing it in Stamford, CT in May. I would love to make the drive with my husband to see the movie.

  31. Have a little one from Ethiopia, and an older one coming from China this summer! Would love to watch the movie in Portland, OR!

  32. Coming to Portland on April 3rd!!! Sounds like a date night!!!

  33. Christy McDonald says:

    It is coming to OKC! I would love to go while my husband is on a mission trip to Haiti 🙂

  34. I hope they open it in more locations, but we’d go all the way to Richmond to see it!


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