AATM Awards

Every year, right around Academy Awards season, I'll honor the films that do a good job of portraying adoption-related issues. You can find each year's awards on this page. This is a great place to start if you want some movie suggestions.

2014 Adoption at the Movies Awards

2015 Adoption at the Movies Awards

2016 Adoption at the Movies Awards

2017 Adoption at the Movies Awards


  1. I'm curious about what folks think have been the best movies to date featuring adoption or foster care--especially kids' movies.

    1. Hi Sharon! Welcome to the site! Two of my recent favorites have been Earth to Echo (I thought that the child in foster care was portrayed very positively) and Despicable Me 2 (Gru is an excellent adoptive dad.) I know you liked Lilo and Stitch, what are some of your other favorites?


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