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Reviews and Responses

“‘GOODBYE BABY’ provides layer upon layer of valuable information and insights. It offers a rare, penetrating glimpse into controversial adoption issues (in this case within Guatemala). It examines a process that touches millions of lives and thoughtfully explores its complexities. This is an intimate and compelling film, and an important one. People within the community will need to see it; everyone interested in the complex, changing world of modern families will simply want to.”

ADAM PERTMAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EVAN B. DONALDSON ADOPTION INSTITUTE; AUTHOR OF ADOPTION NATION

“‘GOODBYE BABY’ provides a compelling and thoughtful exploration into the realities of international adoption from Guatemala … a must see for all adoption agencies and professionals in the field!”

SARA MRAZ, WIDE HORIZONS FOR CHILDREN

“‘GOODBYE BABY’ will grab your heart and not let go for a very long time. This film will be so important when my daughters become of age to try to explain the process that they may have gone through with their birth mom. Informative...and very touching.”


JENNIFER TALLEY, ADOPTIVE PARENT


“Beautifully crafted and emotionally moving, Goudvis is very skilled at sharing her way of understanding things with an audience. ‘GOODBYE BABY’ is a measured examination of the issues and politics involved in the adoption of Guatemalan children, especially babies, by families from the United States. As the title indicates, this documentary focuses on the “Good-bye” part of the adoption, which takes place in a poor and troubled country. Highly recommended!”


JAMES ARMSTRONG, ADOPTIVE PARENT

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