Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Somewhere Between is a documentary about Chinese children adopted by American families and explores some complex and emotional subjects. It focuses on four teenage girls who have come to terms with the fact that they were all abandoned by their biological parents, and are happy to have found loving homes. It explores the complicate relationship such children have with the past, as they are both intensely curious about their origins, yet the tales can also dredge up intense feelings of sadness and rejection. The film is suitable for older tweens and teens; younger kids may find the subject matter a little intense and confusing, and, in cases where people discuss being abandoned by their parents, even disturbing.
Teens talk about being abandoned as babies or children.
Family is important, whether it's the one into which you were born or another one that chose to accept you as a member. The four teens in this film, all Chinese girls adopted by American families, learn to deal with their mixed background, and embrace the fact that as long as they have loving families, it doesn't make much difference where their parents come from.
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