By nearly all accounts, the theatrical debut of “The Drop Box” was an unprecedented success, with more than 275,000 people attending the film throughout North America during its limited run.
In fact, we’ve heard from countless viewers who’ve expressed their appreciation via emotional and heartfelt testimonials. Some have told us the documentary inspired them to begin caring for foster children and start the adoption process. I can’t wait to hear their stories in the coming months and years.
But not everybody was as enthusiastic.
A few days ago, Christianity Today’s Her.meneutics blog ran a critical review of the film titled, “Build Families Not Baby Boxes.” Writer Melanie Springer Mock had some strong words for the award-winning documentary. As you would expect, we respectfully disagree with Ms. Mock’s assessment, and thanks to the graciousness of Ed Stetzer, our good friend who writes a regular blog for CT, we were given the opportunity to respond.
Writing on Focus’ behalf was my friend and colleague, Kelly Rosati. Kelly is our vice president of community outreach and an adoptive mom herself. I’m grateful for Kelly’s generous spirit and passion for this issue.
Please visit Ed’s blog, The Exchange, to read Kelly’s follow-up to this controversial post.