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Chicano Adoption #18507

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 20, 1972
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(Studio) Court hearing scheduled in Houston, Texas, in unusual child custody case.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Houston, Texas) Chicano child cared for by black foster parents for 5 years Blacks want to adopt him now that no further possibility for return to Chicano parents exists. Adoption agency says child should go to Chicano home. [Mrs. James ADAMS - says child tired of controversy. Neither she nor child understands problem.] Mrs. Adams has reared 4 own children and 28 foster ones. Mr. Adams is Baptist preacher. [James ADAMS - tells parish about problem.] Child goes to Chicano family for a few days, returns in tears. Child happy with Adams family and wants to stay.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

(Studio) Child's uncle, who has never visited Adams family, files for custody.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Wordham, Bill

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