Beyond Acceptance

Synopsis: The story of a family's struggle to accept, a ten-year-old foster child, and their journey of loving the unlovable.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Leslie Naugle
Production: Golden Vision Films
90 min

Child Protective Services.

Yeah, hi, this is Brenda,

from Dayspring Hospital.

I'm calling to report an abandoned

newborn that's been left with us.

He really is a cute child, but,

you know, our hands are pretty full.

I just don't think that

there's anything we can do.

Look, this has been really stressful for

us. We have to think about our family.

He's just not a good

influence on the kids.

You're the only friend I

ever had. I'll miss you.

You will look at me

when I am talking to you!

Aren't you gonna say something stupid?

If you don't shut that kid up, I will.

- Evans, stop screaming!

- What are you doing?

Back off! I'm taking care of this.


Shut Up!

He goes and he goes tomorrow!

But we can't give up on him...

We're through arguing about this.

Alright, well I'm taking off.

- Alright, Brady. We'll see you tomorrow.

- Night.

Working late?

You know a little life

perspective wouldn't hurt you.

Well, I'll see you tomorrow.

Hey, did you get the notes

on the Rhichtor project?

Didn't I get those to you?

No, I never got them.

- I'll get them to you tomorrow.

- Tomorrow?

Don't you ever stop?

Stacy expecting me home early tonight.

She's not happy with all these late

nights we've been spending on Rhichtor.

Uh, that's great. Do me a favor and

stop by Sharon's desk on your way out.

You can send them from there.

Alright, but you owe me one.

Hey Sharon, I forgot to forward some documents

to Vincent. Can I use your computer for a second?

No, I only keep track of his

schedule, I don't run his life for him.

Okay, bye then. You

have a good evening.

What was it you needed?

I just need to send a couple

of documents to Vincent.

Oh, okay.

- Thanks, you're awesome.

- I know.

You never care about

what's important to me!

Jen, it's what's best

for you right now.

What is best, or what

you think is best?

- What's the difference?

- But everybody has one!


Why do you have to

make it such a big deal?

Look, your father and I have decided that

you're not ready for that level of independence.

I'm fourteen. Do you want

me to still wear diapers too?


Why can't I get a cell phone?

- So, you want a phone now.

- More like I need one.

Alright, I'm convinced. You have

my permission to get a phone.

Wait... I need you to buy me one.

Well that's an entirely

different matter.

You're just... whatever! I don't care!

Jennie! Until I see that you're willing to go

without a phone, you're not ready to have one.


She's not making this easy is she?

Ah, two months shouldn't

hurt her too much.

I was thirty-five when I got my first

cell phone, and I turned out alright.

I don't get it. They

treat me like such a baby.

What's so scary about me having a cell phone?

But no, that's an entirely different matter.

Ugh, my life is so unfair! I hate it!

What's up with this?

- Oh, it came in the mail today.

- Well I can see that. Why?


I saw this thing on the news the other day,

and I have some friends looking into adoption,

and I heard this promotional

thing on the radio...

I don't know Aaron. I just think...

We should have had more.

- Honey you know that's not possible.

- I think we gave up too soon, that's all.

We did what we had to do.

That was ten years ago.

Well I think we made the wrong decision.

I just requested some information.

- Hey Dad, can I sit with Clair?

- Don't you want to sit with us?


- Clair?

- Yeah, go ahead.



I'm not gonna let you run away again.

Remember what happened last time?

I'm not gonna let you do it again.

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