CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 04, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Lawrence, Kansas: Phil Jones) Failure of foster homes and adoption process to provide homes for children of AIDS victims and drug addicts examined. [Child "JANET" - says she has been in eight foster homes.] [Crack cocaine addict/MOTHER - comments on giving up her baby.] [Howard Univ. professor Joyce LADNER - says children need stability in their lives; comments on opening of modern orphanages, or group homes.] [Child "ATHENA" - says she prefers living in a group home.] [Group home leader Pat McPHAIL - says home is family oriented.] [In Los Angeles, California, Children's Institution International spokesperson Sheila ANDERSON - comments on success of program.] [DC Family and Children's Services spokesperson Rhoda VENEY - says group living does not work.] No. of abused and neglected children reported rising.
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