Movie Review of Closure: A True Adoption Success Story
Closure follows the true adoption success story of Angela Tucker, who’s determination and poise is beyond inspiring. The documentary is a little over an hour, but, by the end of it, you get to experience the glow that Angela’s intelligence and kindness radiate. The film is incredibly informational and enthralling for those planning to adopt or simply better educate themselves about the process of adoption. Bryan Tucker does a phenomenal job representing the different ways Angela’s adoption affected not just her, but also the parents, siblings and relatives of both sets of families.
Whether you’re looking to adopt or simply have questions about the adoption process, Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is just a phone call away and ready to answer your questions.
Breaking down Racial Barriers
The racial barriers of transracial adoption are briefly touched on at the beginning of the documentary, but only through the eyes of Angela’s adopted family. Teresa, her adopted mother, significantly remembered the comments and looks of strangers who prefaced her children by the pigment of their skin. However, she admitted their family didn’t talk much about the issues others may have had regarding mixed-race adoption. Teresa leads by example in her ability to remove judgments on the surface of face value, but blissful ignorance is no way to go about confronting sensitive subjects.
The Power of Family Support
Angela’s adopted family shows her nothing but support and pure respect, because that’s just the kind of people that they are. With new experiences come new emotions, and Angela’s adopted parents were nothing but encouraging, no matter how it may have affected them. Angela’s adoptive parents set the stage for the kind of heart any adoptive parent needs to possess to adopt.
Through true admiration, her husband created this film to bring more of an awareness about the adoption process — both literally and emotionally. Bryan shows his love for Angela throughout the storyline, direction of dialogue, vulnerability and gumption to make a film displaying Angela’s true adoption success story.
Angela’s Adoption Story
Angela’s poise and determination are showcased throughout the film by her empathetic ways of thinking and inability to stop until she got the answers she was looking for. From beginning to end, this documentary pulls the heartstrings of its audience through the reality that the truth is never what we expect it to be.
She constantly reassures the audience that she accepts the truth for what it is, even if it is the last thing she wants to hear. Angela’s ability to self-reflect and immediately grow through her journey makes me admire her in ways that are comparable to the Queen of England. From her biological, foster, adopted parents and husband, Angela has been surrounded by love since before her first memory.
A True Adoption Success Story
This documentary goes beyond whether or not those watching have been personally impacted by adoption. It’s an adoption success story constructed through love, determination and the ability to forgive.
(Spoiler: It’s a happy ending)
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Meet the Author: Taylor Papadakis writes for organizations and movements she defines as incorruptible. Born in Texas and raised by wolves, she now resides in a town that refers to themselves as the Palm Springs of Washington. In 2019, Taylor graduated from Central Washington University (CWU) where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Philosophy. Once the treasurer for CWU’s Environmental Club, she assisted in initiating the sustainability garden project and happily educated students, staff and faculty members about the benefits of switching to metal instead of plastic silverware in the dining halls.
Taylor is a first-generation college graduate, former NAIA lacrosse leading scorer, and an avid believer that social media is melting away the youth of today. She actively advocates for social justice and equality, and describes protesting as “a Constitutional right we need to take advantage of because the stake of our future freedoms is incomprehensible.”
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