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In 'Baby Boy Church', Ron Morgan tells the story of discovering, at age 36, that he was adopted as he went through his deceased mother's belongings.
Stacey Shaw
Hood River, Oregon
United States
1 Team Member

Baby Boy Church: Short Documentary Summary

At the age of 36, while sorting the belongings of his recently deceased parents, Ron Morgan found his own adoption papers. Baby Boy Church is a film about his discovery and the effects on his identity, and emotions in the aftermath. 

I created this film as part of my own healing after learning at the age of 35 that my biological father is not the man who raised me, as I had been told to that point. I felt strongly that finding someone else who had been through a Late Discovery experience and telling their story would be very helpful. Working with Ron to tell his story was a wonderful experience.

My hope in making this film was to educate viewers about the issues adoptees face when trying to obtain their birth records and the impact of keeping the truth of a child's origins from them, especially well into adulthood. I have had viewers request copies of Baby Boy Church after screenings because they, or a friend, have a similar situation in their family. This is a powerful story that creates meaningful conversation about adoption, identity, honesty, family, activism, and compassion.

Baby Boy Church has screened and received a very positive audience response at:

The Healdsberg International Short Film Festival, Healdsberg, CA

The Bend Film Festival, Bend, OR

The Eugene International Film Festival, Eugene, OR

The Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival, Hood River, OR

The Spokane International Film Festival, Spokane, WA

Baby Boy Church was also shown at the National Adoption Congress Conference in Denver, CO in April 2012 as part of a presentation about Late Discovery Adoptees.

  • The production, conference screening and film festival run have all been 100% self-funded to this point and now...


Your donation wil go directly to paying the film festival submission fees and for limited associated travel to the festivals to talk about Baby Boy Church and Late Discovery Adoptees.

The $5,000 raised from this campaign will ensure that many more people have the opportunity to view this important film that can literally change lives.

Any amount that you are able to contribute will help! If you are unable to contribute at this time, please forward this campaign link to others, post it to your Facebook page, Tweet it, and tell people about it. Indiegogo has provided easy to use tools to share this campaign.


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