Finding a Family
Network: Hallmark MOVIE Channel
Original Air Date: October 15, 2011
*Starring Kim Delaney and newcomer, Jared Abrahamson.
|Kim Delaney and Jared Abrahamson|
Kim Delaney ... Ileana
Jared Abrahamson ... Alex
Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Suzanne
Paul McGillion ... Jim
The film is based on the true story of Alex Chivescu, a ward of the state of Michigan, who knowing he cannot be emancipated from the foster care system, searches for a new mom and dad within the school district that he believes can fulfill his lifelong dream of attending an Ivy League university.
Alex (Abrahamson) has a passion for learning, instilled by his loving single mother, Ileana (Delaney) who has a doctorate degree and speaks six languages. When Alex was 10-years-old, Ileana had a life-altering car crash that left her struggling with bouts of anger and depression, so much so that a family court judge deemed her unfit to parent Alex further.
Thus began Alex’s revolving door through the foster care system. His one constant is school. When Alex’s transportation funding ends, he discovers he’s about to be assigned to a foster family outside the school district that can provide stability and a curriculum that can get him into an Ivy League university. Alex is left with only one option: in order to avoid being assigned outside the high school he loves, he must find a new mom and dad. After reading Alex’s passionate plea to find a new family, Jim (McGillion) and Suzanne (Redmond) step forward to offer the brainy teenager “the full family deal.”
*TODAY - Alex Chivescu is now a student at Harvard University.
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*One Photo was taken during the Hallmark Channel portion of the Press Tour for the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills, California, July 27, 2011.
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