This time of year we tend to move our focus to family and as the weather cools down we have a lot more time indoors. What a great time to cuddle up on the couch with some popcorn and watch a movie!
Here are just a few adoption family oriented movies that you and your children may enjoy.
Martian Child: A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he’s really from Mars. (Based on a true story)
Elf: Elf is about a baby who accidentally winds up in Santa’s toy sack. He is transported to the North Pole and raised by elves.
Ella Enchanted: The death of Ella’s mother and her father’s subsequent remarriage to a comically evil stepmother.
Hotel for Dogs: Based on a children’s book by Lois Duncan, Hotel for Dogs features two siblings who’ve suffered some serious family runaround as orphans. They secretly take in stray dogs at a vacant hotel.
Kung Fu Panda: Po the Panda finds himself chosen as the Dragon Warrior despite the fact that he is obese and a complete novice at martial arts.
Despicable Me: When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.
The Tigger Movie: Tigger is determined to find his family tree– all those other tiggers he imagines must be out there somewhere.
American Girl Samantha: Samantha moves in with her grandmother where Samantha becomes best friends with Nellie, the young Irish maid from next door.
Anne of Green Gables: An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her spirit and imagination.
Need some adoption themed movies for a date night?
Below are some adult adoption themed movies, some light while others very heavy and deeply personal.
Third Person Plural
Mom at Sixteen
The Blind Side
Do you have a movie to suggest? If so, leave a comment below!