Looking Back: "Where Do I Belong?"

In Outside Looking In, Phil Bertelsen examines the world of transracial adoption.

A family formed through transracial adoption
Growing up black with white parents, in a predominantly white suburb during the 1970s, Phil Bertelsen experienced transracial adoption firsthand. He says, “On a personal level, I recognized my adoptive family as the people I love and trust most in the world. Yet growing up, many made me feel I was out of place in the back of the family station wagon.” Having no contact with a black community left him with burning questions about his place in the world ...

In the film “Outside Looking In,” a transracial adoptee explore the complexities of his identity.


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