The dark matter of love

The dark matter of love

On DVD: 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Running Time: 
93 minutes

“The dark matter of love” is a documentary about a family that adopts three children (1 girl and twin boys) from Russia to complete their family. They hire two developmental psychologists to help them in this big transition and to chronicle the whole ordeal. It’s a big change for everyone and more complex than anyone could have ever imagined. Watch the Diaz family as they struggle to make things work and deal with issues that puts a strain on the family while strengthening the bonds.
Being a person that plans on adopting children soon, this was an excellent documentary to watch. I almost cried a couple times because I know the Diaz family mean well in what they are doing, but making an adoption work out for everyone is a big and difficult task in itself. I did learn a lot about adopted family dynamics and they were properly presented in “The dark matter of love.” The pacing of the documentary as just right and felt this was as real as real life could get. They told a great story and presented a lot of good lessons for those thinking about adopting children.
Adopting a child is already a big responsibility, but adopting three at one time is a major load to deal with. I have a lot of respect for the Diaz family and you can see what they go through to not only keep their current family intact, but to also welcome their new additions without giving too much of themselves. “The dark matter of love” is definitely worth a watch and it will make you appreciate your own children a lot more. For those reasons, I am giving “The dark matter of love” an “A.”

Paul Arca
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