10 YouTube Videos About Adoption You Have to Watch

These are 10 YouTube documentaries about adoption that you can't miss.

Shelley Skuster March 15, 2018

Viral videos of unique adoption stories flood our newsfeeds daily. Compelling clips are uploaded, shared, and stored all over the Internet.

Some are packed with valuable insight from an adoptee’s perspective; others provide a firsthand glimpse of a birth mother’s emotional journey toward placing her child. And some of the most memorable videos shared by various members in the adoption triad will make you laugh and cry at the same time.

Here are 10 must-see YouTube videos about adoption:

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Texas Adoption — The Archibald Project
1. Texas Adoption — The Archibald Project

Texas law requires a birth mother to wait at least 48-hours after the birth of her child before signing her termination of parental rights.

This documentary follows a birth mother and the adoptive parents she chose for her son during that 48-hour wait.

Watch the documentary here.

Angela Tucker – The Adopted Life Series
2. Angela Tucker – The Adopted Life Series

Angela Tucker, the adoptee behind the documentary Closure, put together an online series featuring raw interviews with transracial adoptees.

In her series, The Adopted Life, you’ll hear valuable, honest insight from adoptees of all ages and ethnicities.

Watch her series here.

The Gift – Lily’s Adoption Story
3. The Gift – Lily’s Adoption Story

This documentary follows a birth mother’s journey of making the difficult decision of placing her daughter for adoption.

It also provides a glimpse into a beautiful relationship that has bloomed through open adoption between both families.

Watch the full documentary here.

Couple Adopts Dying Neighbor’s Three Kids
4. Couple Adopts Dying Neighbor’s Three Kids

When a family of seven is asked to adopt their dying neighbor’s three children, they say yes.

A local news station (FOX 5 Las Vegas) goes above and beyond for the new family of 10 after a friend nominates them for a visit from the station’s “Surprise Squad.”

Watch their story here.

The Beauty of Adoption
5. The Beauty of Adoption

This video shows the journey of a couple as they share the news that they have been chosen as parents to a baby girl.

Watch their joy here.

Behind the Bump – A Birth Mother’s Story
6. Behind the Bump – A Birth Mother’s Story

Birth mom Melissa Link shares her powerful experience placing her daughter for adoption in this award-winning documentary.

It tells the story of an unplanned pregnancy and how it has transpired into a wonderful open adoption with her daughter’s adoptive family.

Watch Behind the Bump here.

A Grandma’s Big Reaction – Surprise Adoption Reveal
7. A Grandma’s Big Reaction – Surprise Adoption Reveal

The candid video shows a new grandmother’s shocking reaction to meeting her granddaughter for the first time.

Read more about it here: https://adoption.com/grandma-surprised-with-gift-of-new-granddaughter

Watch this sweet grandma's surprised face here.

Birth Mother’s Message to Her Son Before Adoption
9. Birth Mother’s Message to Her Son Before Adoption

A 21-year-old birth mother shares an emotional, final goodbye to her son before placing him into the hands of his adoptive family.

Hannah Mongie’s boyfriend died of natural causes while she was pregnant with their son; both had decided on an open adoption prior to his death.

Watch her touching video here.

Ellen Surprises the Amazing Sanders Family After Adopting Six Kids from Foster Care
10. Ellen Surprises the Amazing Sanders Family After Adopting Six Kids from Foster Care

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres surprises a family who had five biological children and adopted a sibling set of six through foster care.

This clip explains why keeping the siblings together was important for their family.

Watch their story here.

Chloe – A Story of Infertility, Adoption, and God’s Love
11. Chloe – A Story of Infertility, Adoption, and God’s Love

This 14-minute video features the story of a couple who struggled with infertility and pursued adoption.

This video shows the intricate details of a couple who credits God as orchestrating all the details big and small, including the baby girl’s name.

Watch Chloe's story here.

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Shelley Skuster

Shelley is a former award-winning television journalist who traded in suit coats and red lipstick for a messy bun and yoga pants. She's a freelance writer who stays at home with her three daughters who are all ((gasp)) under the age of three and came to her via adoption and birth. She's the woman behind the blog Shelley Writes, and she can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.


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