Independent Lens "Sunshine" on WXXI-TV

Independent Lens "Sunshine" on WXXI-TV

Tue, 05/04/2010 - 10:00pm

Pictured: Adoptive parent Pat with program director Karen Skloss as a baby.

Credit: Pat Skloss

The daughter of an unwed mother, who herself has an unplanned baby out of wedlock, struggles with the idea of family.

In 1975 rural Texas, a local mayor’s daughter grapples with an unplanned pregnancy — finally deciding to have her baby in secret before giving her away in a hidden adoption. Twenty-three years later, the adopted child also has an unplanned baby out of wedlock. “Sunshine” tells the intimate story of this second-generation single mother and her own struggle with the idea of family, 30 years on. By Karen Skloss.

Independent Lens "Sunshine" airs Tuesday, May 4 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11).