Co-produced by Rhonda Chan Soo, Hannah Teachey, and Kelly McKenna
Unconditional explores how second-parent adoption laws in North Carolina harm children and parents in same-sex families. A second-parent adoption, for an unmarried couple, allows a ‘second parent’ to adopt their partner’s biological or adoptive child without the legal parent losing their parental rights. The film follows two North Carolina families as they navigate the legal system and fight to obtain legal parental-child bonds. Watch them rise up and persevere against a legal system that fails to protect them.
Unconditional aims to raise awareness of ways that current North Carolina laws harm children and parents in same-sex families. Join us for a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion consisting of the filmmakers, film subjects, and Chris Brook, Legal Director for the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation.
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