A wonderful documentary on adoption called Off and Running was released January 29, 2010, to much acclaim.
It is the story of Avery, Black adopted daughter of white lesbian mothers in New York. She is a good student, a track runner, soon to leave for college. She begins a journey of seeking her birth family. She has a lot of support from her adoptive family, but still things go, quite literally, off track. This film does a wonderful job capturing the complexities of transracial adoption, searching for birth family, what can happen when contact is made, and the varying perspectives and responses of family members involved.
It has won numerous awards and several film festivals--deservedly so in my opinion.
I'm presenting on a panel about the film here at the University of Pittsburgh next Thursday, February 18 (for those of you in the area, room G-24 in the Cathedral of Learning). If you can't make it to the showing, I highly recommend finding a way to watch it on your own. Check out more details here. Watch the trailer below.