Adoption, Surrogate, Sperm Donor & Birth Parents or Family Predicaments, Dilemmasby mswoc | created - 10 Oct 2014 | updated - 16 Dec 2017 | Public
someone changes mind, wants to know, seeks or finds truth, including hospital mix-ups - biological v emotional/psychological as custodial parent
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1. The Baby Maker (1970)
R | 109 min | Drama
Tish Gray had a baby and gave it up for adoption. She is contacted by a second childless couple who want her to have the husband's baby because of the wife's inability to conceive. She ... See full summary »
2. The Stranger Who Looks Like Me (1974 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, Romance
A young girl who is looking for the birth parents who gave her up hooks up with a young man who has also been adopted and is looking for his real parents.
3. The Surrogate (1984)
100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Stuck in a sexless marriage, a frustrated well-to-do couple agrees to see a female sex therapist. Unfortunately, she only helps escalate the tensions between them. Meanwhile, the police is baffled by a string of brutal nightly killings.
4. This Child Is Mine (1985 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
Fact-based story about an unwed teen (Nancy McKeon) who fought a major court battle to recover her infant daughter from adoptive parents (Lindsay Wagner, Chris Sarandon).
5. Sin of Innocence (1986 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 134 min | Drama
When widower David marries divorcee Vicki, David's teenage son, Tim and Vicki's teenage daughter, Jenny become romantically involved. This makes David and Vicki VERY uncomfortable and ... See full summary »
8. Immediate Family (1989)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama
Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that... See full summary »
Votes: 1,375 | Gross: $5.93M
9. Switched at Birth (1991)
PG | 176 min | Drama
This is the story of the two babies who were switched at birth. A few years later when one of the girls gets sick, tests reveal that she was not the daughter of the couple who raised her. ... See full summary »
10. A Child Lost Forever: The Jerry Sherwood Story (1992 TV Movie)
96 min | Drama
In the 1970's, a teenager staying in an unwed mothers' institution is forced to give up her baby. Eighteen years later, she discovers that her child is dead, and that he was possibly murdered by his religiously -strict adoptive mom.
11. Heartbeat (1993 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Successful women is left by her husband when she gets pregnant. Her life is a mess until she meets Bill. Together with his childeren they can create a new family, if she can forget her ex husband and the father of her child.
13. Moment of Truth: A Child Too Many (1993 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama
A woman wholly devoted to pregnancy, having raised many children already, decides to become a surrogate for a wealthy couple, but when she discovers she's having twins, the couple wants them put up for adoption.
14. Empty Cradle (1993 TV Movie)
96 min | Drama
Jane Morgan gives birth to her baby at the hospital. When she wakes up the next morning, the hospital tells her that her son died at birth. However from ultrasound reading she had before, ... See full summary »
15. The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story (1994 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama
Married couples, unable to conceive, are thrilled to find they are going to become parents, thanks to a larger-than-life "miracle doctor" and his unusual treatments. However, joy soon turns... See full summary »
16. Someone Else's Child (1994 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama
Ten years after the birth of her son, Corey Maddow discovers an awful truth: Her son was switched at birth. After deciding to keep the child she's raised, she goes on a search for her ... See full summary »
17. Moment of Truth: Cradle of Conspiracy (1994 TV Movie)
96 min | Drama
A young woman under immense social pressure from her parents finds comfort in Kenny, a guy who secretly plans to impregnate her and sell the resulting baby for money.
20. A Modern Affair (1995)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
"A Modern Affair" is a romantic comedy about the strain of contemporary relationships, one woman's urgent desire for parenthood, and a solution to it all. Grace Rhodes is the perfect ... See full summary »
21. The Surrogate (1995 TV Movie)
92 min | Drama
A female art student in need of money agrees to be a surrogate mother for a rich couple. When she learns of their sinister secret involving another baby that died, she takes drastic action.
22. Switched at Birth (1999 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama
On the same night, Milford maternity delivers Morgan, businessman James and Sarah's son, and Linda's boy Luke Wells, whose father Darryl Moncton left town never having wanted kids, so they ... See full summary »
23. Deep in My Heart (1999 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 89 min | Drama
A white woman who was raped by a black man gives the baby up for adoption. The film follows the life of the child as she grows up and has children of her own.
24. The Next Best Thing (2000)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Abbie, tired of failed relationships, has a one-night-stand with her gay friend; they agree to raise the resulting baby together.
Votes: 10,446 | Gross: $14.99M
26. The Rival (2006 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 86 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A couple unable to have children enlist the aid of a surrogate, only for the wife to be driven to insanity and murder by her paranoia.
27. The Last Trimester (2007 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A couple are suspected of murdering a pregnant woman whose baby they were planning to adopt, and struggle to prove their innocence.
28. My Baby Is Missing (2007 TV Movie)
PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The pregnant Jenna Davis is a workaholic worker of an advertisement agency near to give birth that has just been promoted to vice-president by her boss. Jenna is stressed and her doctor ... See full summary »
29. And Then Came Love (2007)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
Julie, a successful magazine columnist, opens Pandora's Box and seeks out the anonymous sperm donor who fathered her young son.
31. Sordid Things (2009)
Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Thriller
A wealthy couple hires their cousin to be the surrogate for the child they are unable to have on their own, but chaos ensues when the woman holds the baby hostage for ransom. In this ... See full summary »
32. Orphan (2009)
R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.
Votes: 181,415 | Gross: $41.60M
33. The Switch (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Seven years after the fact, a man comes to the realization that he was the sperm donor for his best friend's boy.
Votes: 92,744 | Gross: $27.76M
34. My Mother's Secret (2012 TV Movie)
Young high school teacher Lori Colson is pregnant, knowing she is adopted, she and her husband decide to go back to her roots. In trying to discover more of her biological family history ... See full summary »
36. The Surrogate (2013 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A married couple, struggling to have a child, hires a young woman to be their surrogate, but soon discovers she has a bizarre and deadly agenda.
37. The Surrogacy Trap (2013 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Thriller
After losing hope of conceiving a child on their own, Christy and Mitch turn to surrogacy in hopes of creating the perfect family. However, their confidence is quickly shaken when they ... See full summary »
40. My Daughter Must Live (2014 TV Movie)
90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
When seeking a liver donor for her daughter, Meghan O'Mailley learns her husband is not the girl's biological father. Meghan must risk her marriage, and then her life, to track down the man... See full summary »
42. A Deadly Adoption (2015 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 84 min | Drama, Thriller
A distanced couple decide to take in a seemingly innocent pregnant woman in hopes of adopting her unborn child. However, there is more to a book than its cover.