finding mum dad doc

Grierson Award Nominated  - Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme

Broadcast Award Nominated  - Best British Documentary 2014

Connor and Daniel are brothers. For over twelve months, they’ve been in care, waiting to be adopted. But, as sibling boys, aged 6 and 4, they are “hard to place”. With exclusive access, filmed over the course of a year, this Cutting Edge documentary goes behind the scenes of a bold new scheme, designed to give children like Connor and Daniel a last shot at finding new mummies and daddies.

Adoption Activity Days are parties where prospective adopters and children meet. Despite its controversy, some think that this radical way of family finding will put the chemistry into the matching process. We meet the families whose lives have been moulded by one encounter at the craft table and the couples who are charged with the task of ‘choosing’ their children.


‘Enormously touching…Director Amanda Rees captures the full emotion of the experience, and just how much is at stake for everyone involved’ Daily Telegraph

‘An important look at the state of adoption in Britain today’ The Sun

“Heartbreaking’ Daily Mail

‘This moving film must have stirred the emotions of every viewer’ Western Mail