In search of home

Canada, 1953

Film
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Episode of Series “Canada carries on”.
A film on child adoption describing how a welfare agency seeks to find the right home for each child placed under its care. How the agency goes about selecting good “parent material” is seen as two childless couples apply for adoption of a child. The first couple demonstrates the type of parental qualities looked for; in the case of the second, there is reason to doubt their ability to provide a healthy emotional environment for an adopted child. We see, too, the need for patient understanding of the delays and complications of placing the right child in the right home.

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer

Nicholas Balla

director
Duration

00:10:13:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1953

Appears in

Canada carries on

Group of items

Canada carries on

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

321618

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Child welfare

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Children - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Public welfare

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social role

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social service

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adoption

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Child rearing

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Child welfare

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Family relationships

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children's rights

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Parenting

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Social role

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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