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American Agenda (Family: Adoption of Black Teenage Boys) #145723

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 28, 1993
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(No location given: Beth Nissen) The problem of placing black teenage boys with adoptive families featured; scenes shown from Detroit, where black churches are recruiting parents for children in foster care. [Spaulding for Children Mary Lee PEARSON - says the church is the strength for black people.] [Hartford Memorial Baptist Church Reverend Charles ADAMS - talks about the kids.] [Adoptive father Derrick LOPEZ, sons Tim and Devin LOPEZ, adoptive father Jesse WILLIAMS - talk about family and obligation.] The church's role in supporting these "instant families" detailed.

Nissen, Beth;
Sawyer, Diane

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