Reviews, Endorsements and Awards

Choosing Children

Choosing Children

An emotionally powerful documentary that challenges society's definitions of family by exploring the ways lesbians are becoming parents and how they are raising their children.


“An entryway for students to understand LGBT families, Choosing Children withstands the test of time and remains a canon in all the humanities. It provokes intense discussions that transcend the notion of the ‘traditional family’. It’s a must see!”
Professor Tami Gold, Hunter College, CCNY

“The editing and camera work in Choosing Children are so skillful, we’re shown an enormous amount about these people in a scant 45 minutes.”
—Laurie Stone, Village Voice

“With openness and disarming humor…Choosing Children speaks to the lesbian and gay community about the possibilities for parenting and to the wider public about the importance of understanding different ways of life.”
—Karen Rosenburg, Boston Globe

“Two visionary women decided that this was a story that needed to be told as a way to chronicle a path forward and a future …It is important to be able to preserve films like Choosing Children so that every generation that comes along after us understands where we were and what it took to get to where we are.”
—Kate Kendell, National Center for Lesbian Rights

“[The] greatest gift of Choosing Children for us today is to see that other parents and children have been there long before us, facing many of the same issues, and have nevertheless found answers and overcome challenges to raise their children to adulthood.

Both as a piece of history and as a still-timely inspiration, Choosing Children belongs in every LGBT parent’s collection (and would make a great baby shower gift).”
—Dana Rudolph, Bay Windows

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