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Independent Lens Episode: "Daddy & Papa"

Season 4, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: A documentary explores gay adoption from the point of view of Bay Area filmmaker Johnny Symons, who adopted a baby named Zachary with his partner, William Rogers. Symons and Rogers are seen meeting Zachary (at the foster home where he lived with a friendly fundamentalist Christian grandmother named Dora Dean Bradley), getting to know him and settling into their lives with “our new reality,” as Symons puts it. Symons also profiles three other gay families, exploring issues of single parenting, the effect of gay “divorce” and legal challenges to gay adoption. But overall the tone is upbeat. Says social worker Sharon Anderson: “I see gay families adopting as an untapped resource.”
Original Air Date: Jun 3, 2003

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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