Movie Review: Instant Family
When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child, but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15-year-old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hope of becoming a family.
This film is not recommended for young children or children who have been a part of the foster care system. If an older foster/adoptive youth would like to see “Instant Parents”, I suggest watching it with them and following the film with a discussion about your personal attachment to the child. It may be triggering to their situation as well as verbalizing fears that they may have about self-worth and abandonment.
I’m thankful that “Instant Parents” is receiving attention and I hope that it does draw in people to consider becoming foster parents or providing more support to foster families in their community. The intention of the film was to be a blessing to the foster/adoption community as well as to hopefully recruit more families for kids!
11/27/2018 08:57:28 am
Agree with these comments but our family lived it! I’m glad it shows everything it does so as to be accurate. Not for under 13. My teen adoptees loved it and we had excellent discussions afterward. Some trigger stuff for sure but well worth seeing. Friends and relatives of adoptive families need to see this for sure!!!
Unfortunately our kids do not live “G-rated” lives, so although the movie has some hard language and topics, I find it refreshing that these things were not shied away from. This is what we see and hear, and we thought it was a great way to have a “connection” and use it for discussion. We laughed, we cried, we reflected...
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