Instant Family – What it Got Right and What it Got Wrong

Instant Family movie posterAs foster-adoptive parents we loved how well Instant Family portrayed our community. We loved that it not only showed the tough times but the joy of making a family out of chaos.  We’re certain the movie raised some questions about what it’s like the be a foster family and whether or not things are really the way they seem in the movie.  If you’d like to listen to our full review, click here.

Here’s a list of common questions that you might have after seeing the movie. Warning: SPOILERS!

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Episode 122 – What Do Foster Parents Think of Instant Family

Curious what foster parents think of Instant Family? We’ve got an early movie review for you here from a real life foster-adoptive family.  Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne play a childless couple who decide to enter parenting through the foster care system and encounter all the struggles of parenting kids who have experienced trauma.  We were able to see an early screening of the movie and can tell you everything you need to know. We offer both what we think of the movie for those who haven’t seen it and then dive into our reflections on how foster families are depicted in the movie with a spoiler-filled review. Listen to our latest episode here.

Instant Family opens in theaters on November 16, 2018

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