NOVEMBER NATIONAL ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH: REVISIT WITH NJ DISCOVER TV GUEST; NAM HOLTZ, Producer, Director, Found in Korea; Adoptee; by Calvin Schwartz November 7. 2021
In 2016, NAM HOLTZ was a guest on NJ DISCOVER TV SHOW which featured ADOPTION. LINK TO SHOW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoEio5gn6aI&t=1885s
THIS IS A DESCRIPTION HOW THIS TV SHOW EVOLVED: “We like to share with our audience how a particular show came to be (evolved). Cut to two years ago. NJ Discover Live was on the road shooting our Holiday Show on location in Belmar, New Jersey at the ocean front home of Richard Hoynes. There were seven invited guests to be interviewed that night, a few weeks before Christmas. As it turned out, all the guests had music in common except of course the hosts, Tara-Jean Vitale and Calvin Schwartz (not necessarily musically inclined, but love music and can dance and are music journalists.)”
This reporter interviewed NAM HOLTZ on Wednesday November 3rd 2021 for “Conversations with Calvin We the Species”
Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care.
The first major effort to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in the foster care system came in 1976, when Massachusetts governor Mike Dukakis initiated Adoption Week, an idea that grew in popularity and spread throughout the nation.
President Gerald Ford later made the first National Adoption Week proclamation, and in 1990, the week was expanded to a month due to the number of states participating and the number of events celebrating and promoting adoption.
During the month, states, communities, public and private organizations, businesses, families, and individuals celebrate adoption as a positive way to build families. Activities and observances across the nation, such as recognition dinners, public awareness and recruitment campaigns, and special events shed light on children who are in need of permanent families.
The month also includes National Adoption Day, traditionally a Saturday, which is observed in courthouses across the nation, where thousands of adoptions are finalized simultaneously.
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NOVEMBER NATIONAL ADOPTION AWARNESS MONTH
A Very Special Interview:
NAM HOLTZ; ‘Found in Korea;’ Producer, Director, Documentary; Adoptee; Psychotherapy, Counseling, Child Trauma; Former Broadway Actress, Dancer; Hunter College, MSW, ’20 NOVEMBER NATIONAL ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH (NAAM)
BIO: LMSW (Silberman at Hunter College) Clinical Focus: Child and Adolescent Trauma, attachment, adoption, youth, families, and individuals.
Producer/Director of award-winning documentary film, “Found in #Korea about #adoption birth search, and identity.
Public speaker re: adoption related issues.
BFA (SUNY Purchase), performed on #Broadway Las Vegas, US National Tours, and on London’s West End.
NAM INTERVIEW ALSO ON: AUDIO: SPOTIFY http://spoti.fi/3bMYVYW
GOOGLE PODCASTS http://bit.ly/38yH3yP
FOUND IN KOREA;
“Found in Korea”
‘”Found in Korea” is geared towards children; age 10 is the sweet spot, as there are subtitles at some points in the film. However, thus far, children far younger and adults far older have enjoyed viewing snippets. The reason I created the film is so children and adults can have a dialogue about questions, thoughts, ideas, and emotions surrounding adoption.” -Nam
Synopsis: Abandoned and left in the streets as a newborn baby, KAD (Nam) returns home to find the world she lost as a baby. In search of her birth parents, she attempts to retrace her journey from birth to being adopted by a family in America, but old records and 35 years of economic growth have transformed the Korea of her infancy into a country where information held on paper is a thing of the past, leaving her with no trail to follow.
Desperate for more information, Nam travels south to the island where she was born in hopes of discovering unknown files and people who might remember her story. Along the way she interviews social workers, Koreans and other adoptees, and discovers why over 200,000 children have been sent away from Korea for international adoption.