GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - The average international adoption takes three years and costs approximately $28,000. With so many orphans waiting for homes and so many American families waiting for babies, why is the system not working properly?
This is the topic of the award winning documentary, "Stuck," coming to Grand Rapids next week. The powerful documentary is traveling to theatres through out the United States to educate families on huge struggles and huge rewards of international adoption.
"Stuck" was made to raise awareness and outrage over the broken system of international adoption. Bureaucracy, inefficiencies and politics are keeping children in orphanages around the world, when eager, loving families are willing to adopt them and give them a chance for a better life here in the United States.
"Stuck" will be playing at the AMC Theatre on Alpine on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the theatre the night of the showing.
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