Film explores links between adoptive and birth families

Children’s Home Society & Family Services and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, 1605 Eustis St., will host a special screening of the documentary film Extended Family on Wednesday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. A panel discussion and question-and-answer session with filmmaker and adoptive parent Jill Hodges will follow.

Extended Family is a personal story about the links between adoptive and birth families in the United States and Guatemala. The film explores whether adoptive families should search for their young children’s birth families and what happens when they do.

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