This was in my in-box yesterday

I received this notice yesterday. It’s a solicitation for pregnant women who would like to have MTV’s "True Life" follow your story as you decide to place your child for adoption. The flyer says:

Are you pregnant and planning to make your child available for adoption? Then MTV would like to hear from you.

MTV’s award-winning documentary series, "True Life," is producing a new episode about young women who are making adoption plans for their soon-to-be-born children. We’re looking for expectant mothers who would like to share their stories with young people across the country.

Our goal — as with all episodes of "True Life" — is to help MTV’s young audience understand why so many young women make the choice to place their babies for adoption, and to help de-stigmatize this choice. We will treat the young women who participate in this documentary with respect, dignity and empathy.

I wonder if they’ve done a show about the various experiences of adoptees who may or may not have searched for their birth parents, or to show the range of experiences from the adoptee’s POV.

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3 thoughts on “This was in my in-box yesterday

  1. I believe they have done an episode of True Life called “I’m Adopted.” It was a while ago, but if I’m remembering correctly they followed a young girl who was searching for her parents but could not find them, and they also followed a young man who had just reunited with his father; I can’t remember who else was on the show. Unfortunately I don’t remember much of what actually happened in the episode.

  2. I believe they have done an episode of True Life called “I’m Adopted.” It was a while ago, but if I’m remembering correctly they followed a young girl who was searching for her parents but could not find them, and they also followed a young man who had just reunited with his father; I can’t remember who else was on the show. Unfortunately I don’t remember much of what actually happened in the episode.

  3. Make available for adoption? Nice verbiage.
    The entire concept makes me ill. How can that mother ever consider NOT surrendering her child after committing to being filmed and put on this public pedastal?
    How nice for that child, eh? To be the kid that MTV featured losing his or mother.

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