What 'Paddington' Gets Right About Adoption

By Mike X Nichols for Film School Rejects

Our society is replete with cynicism. The mantra of Paddington “See the good in everything because good begets good” may seem naive to some. Cynicism thrives on doubt. It keeps us guarded. The mentality is that if one never allows themselves to be vulnerable, they will never be hurt. But love requires us to be vulnerable. Turning away from the plight of others doesn’t obliterate the plight out of existence; it only serves to ease our conscience.

An incredibly touching article written from the point of view from someone who was adopted. Our family has benefited from adoption and I am very grateful.  Also a cool movie to watch with the kids.