Thank you to all who contributed to making this project a success!

Adoptees who were filmed

Aimee, Meseret, Jonas, James, Benjamin, Kimberley, Michelle

Adoptees who auditioned and gave input for the film script

Angelique, Betelihem, Chloe, Damian, Eden, Gemma, Kimberley, Santoshi, Theodora

Project Manager & Film Director 

Lynelle Long

Editing / Post Production

Miriana Murasic


Michael Power : Afterglow – Video Production

Project Funders

Relationship Matters (RM)

NSW Committee on Adoption and Permanent Care (COAPC)

Australian Government Department of Social Services

InterCountry Adoptee Voices (ICAV) (for the Swedish subtitle translation in Sept 2022)

Film Location Donated by


Legal Consultant

Chris Geraghty

Adoptees who provided Sound Tracks

MOИDAY – Growing Up

Luke McQueen Longing (Someday)

Roshani Everett Deep and I am Freedom

Jacquelyn Wells LaP

Katia Marcello Only Child

Stylised Portrait Artwork

Kerri Long Design : Bright Butterfly


Vong Long Photography

Pre Production Consultants

Dr Patricia Fronek, Glenn Morey, Dominique Pile

Video Preview Feedback

Joanne Blayney, Dr Philip Bryce, Sarah Bryce, Dr Richard Gee, Mary Griffin, Marilyn Jobberns, Dr Roberta La Piana, Anthony Long, Kirsty Otten, Dr Federico Roncarolo, Christine Waterhouse

Emotional Support for Adoptee Participants

Lynelle Long, Gianna Mazzone

Translation Support

Nicolas Beaufour (French), Florence Chabert D’hieres (Spanish), Mark Hagland (Spanish & French), Dr Roberta La Piana (Italian – funded by adoptive parents in Italy), Anna (Swedish – funded by ICAV)

Website Design and Content

Lynelle Long