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Orphan Movie Insults Foster Families

Is "Orphan" Movie Fair to Those in Foster Care?

It can be a cold and cruel world for foster children. While some kids are fortunate enough to find warm, inviting homes and loving families, others spend most of their lives hopping from one home to another without the security of being able to settle down. Will flicks like Warner Brother's horror film, Orphan, scare potential parents from reaching out to take in tots?

The movie about a crazed foster child has previews that include the line: "It must be hard to love an adopted child as much as your own." Sentiments like these in the trailer have people all up in arms — especially the parents and counselors of adopted children. Watch the trailer and see for yourself.

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Chouette4u Chouette4u 7 years
***semi-spoiler in case you actually care about the movie***OK I just read the spoiler for the movie, and when you know the whole plot and the "big reveal" at the end, this whole debate is totally moot.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 7 years
***semi-spoiler in case you actually care about the movie*** OK I just read the spoiler for the movie, and when you know the whole plot and the "big reveal" at the end, this whole debate is totally moot.
Smacks83 Smacks83 7 years
If it discourages potential adopters based on a movie, they probably shouldn't trying to adopt (if they are so easily swayed).
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
i saw something really sad this weekend involving foster care. there was an older couple (60-ish) with 3 foster kids at the lake we were at. the parents were trying really hard to let the kids have a good time and the kids didn't like each other. specifically 2 of the kids disliked the third. i talked with the mom, really nice and patient, but it looked so hard. it never occurred to me that there would be issues between foster siblings.didn't watch the preview (don't like horror movies) but i think most people feel that being a parent is about more than blood lines. i wouldn't need to be the biological mother to feel like the child was mine.mstrauss; jaws keeps me out of the ocean. but otherwise NO!
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
i saw something really sad this weekend involving foster care. there was an older couple (60-ish) with 3 foster kids at the lake we were at. the parents were trying really hard to let the kids have a good time and the kids didn't like each other. specifically 2 of the kids disliked the third. i talked with the mom, really nice and patient, but it looked so hard. it never occurred to me that there would be issues between foster siblings. didn't watch the preview (don't like horror movies) but i think most people feel that being a parent is about more than blood lines. i wouldn't need to be the biological mother to feel like the child was mine. mstrauss; jaws keeps me out of the ocean. but otherwise NO!
Moms Moms 7 years
I couldn't get through the preview — it was too scary.
mstrauss mstrauss 7 years
I think this just look like any other horror film that scares the hell out of me. It's not like the parents are saying "It must be hard to love an adopted child as much as your own." Esther herself says it, and I'm sure there are many adoptive children that feel the same way when they don't understand. This is just a movie and I can't imagine how it would scare any parent from adopting a child. Would you base your decisions in life on any other horror film?
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