The Picnic (Adoption Documentary) – Real Stories


“You feel like you’re on display. You’ve got all these people watching you and you’re wearing this shirt that singles you out. You’re on the spot.” Lacy, 14, is an orphan, and a better description of her situation would be hard to imagine. Lacy is on the look-out for parents, and the South Mississippi ‘adoption picnic’ could be the last chance she gets to grow up within a family environment. For the first time, cameras have been allowed into the yearly picnic where prospective foster parents get to see the children in a lively, social situation. Brainchild of adoption specialist Sylvia Sessions, The Picnic invokes strong emotions in the participants, and this Witness film captures every poignant moment.

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