San Diego – On the evening of September 27, a group of Walden Family Services’ foster and adoptive families, staff and supporters were treated to an advance screening of Paramount Pictures’ Instant Family. The film, directed and co-written by Sean Anders was inspired by Anders’ own experiences as a foster-to-adoptive parent.
“The movie is so funny and has positive messages about fostering,” said Walden CEO Teresa Stivers. “We hope it will inspire lots of people to reach out to agencies like Walden to find out how to be a foster parent.” Nationwide, there is a huge need for foster parents to meet the increased demand created by the opioid epidemic and changes to the child welfare system.
Walden Family Services appreciates the opportunity to get an early look at Instant Family. It opens in theaters across the country on Nov. 16.