Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Place Called Home Documentary

A Place Called Home: An Adoption story is the heartwarming documentary of one family's struggle to adopt nine children in the face of overwhelming odds. Five years in the making and told from the perspective of their eldest son, A Place Called Home is a documentary filled with the joy and pain that can often accompany the adoption process.

After reading a Mother's Day newspaper article, Baby Boomers Tom and Jean Gaunt (of Indianapolis, Indiana) decided to wave goodbye to their four year-old empty nest and attempt the second largest sibling group adoption in United States history.

As the story unfolds, we learn of the abuse the children suffered at the hands of their stepfather and watch as they prepare for a possible new life with the Gaunt family. Additionally, during the trial period, Tom and Jean discover that the road to adoption is even more difficult than they had originally imagined. The decision was not without controversy within the Gaunt family and viewers will learn of a past that could ultimately threaten the adoption or vindicate Tom and Jean.

Sensitive and affectionate in its portrayal, the film chronicles the evolution of the adoption from moments of doubt to moments of hope and triumph. A Place Called Home gives viewers a rare glimpse into the emotional bonding of two families as they confront their pasts and work for a better future… together.

A Place Called Home originally aired on Mother's Day, but is scheduled to replay on July 6th at 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit,-A

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is there a recent update on how these children are doing, or will there be a follow-up to this moving story?