Greetings!

We designed this site in order to keep in touch with friends and family who are far away and in order to communicate with other adoptive families from around the world.

When we first started researching this wonderful way to become a family we read everything we could get our hands on. Even though there are a lot of great books out there, nothing was as informative or touching as the blogs we found by adoptees, biological parents, and adoptive families. So we are writing this blog now in hopes of returning the favor. We hope that if you are dear to us you will enjoy keeping up with our adventures. If you are someone out there involved in a part of the adoption triad we hope you will find information and comfort here and provide us with some of your own!

If you would like to get in touch with us we can be reached at: becomingafamily@gmail.com
Feel free to stop by anytime. We're happy to share our family story.

Take care,
Brian and Rosemary

Friday, January 2, 2009

Buddha's Lost Children

So here I am making a post all by myself while Rosemary's gone.  I'm watching the Cotton Bowl on TV, missing my wife but happy she's doing such good work and getting to enjoy Thailand.  I've got a movie sitting here that we're waiting to watch until she comes home next week.  We first heard about it from Jen of Jen and Jeff's Baby Blog, and ordered it online.  It's called Buddha's Lost Children, and is the story of a monk in Thailand's Golden Triangle, in the rural north, who has devoted himself to the children of the impoverished region.  This is an area, which includes Chiang Rai where Rosemary is now, known for its nebulous borders, nomadic peoples, and drug trade.  People here are far from any country's government, and many of the Hill Tribes are officially considered people without a nationality.  This monk travels around the remote villages of the area on horseback, and brings many orphaned and destitute boys to his Golden Horse Temple, where he trains them in the disciplines of Buddhist monasticism and Muay Thai boxing.  We're really looking forward to watching it, and will publish a review when we do.  I just thought it'd be a good movie to spread some knowledge about.  Hope everybody is having a great new year so far.

-Brian

PS: Below is the trailer from YouTube:


2 comments:

Jen and Jeff said...

Hi, Brian! So glad you got it, too! We just watched it last night and it was very good! Hope Rosemary will be back home with you soon!

All the best,
Jen

Powell Hall said...

lovely thanks for receommendation. we have just adopted from Thailand