NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 05, 1976
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(Studio) Some people adopted years ago feel incomplete because of not knowing who parents are.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Atlantic City, New Jersey) [WOMAN - cites questions she has with regard to parents.] [2nd WOMAN - tells how she was found.] [Joyce LAVALLO - cites questions she has.] Adoptives Liberty Mvt. Association is organization helping adopted people find real parents. [3rd WOMAN - describes how each may go about searching for clues.] [MAN - says when clue turns out wrong it's letdown.] Joyce Lavallo lives at Cozy Oaks Mobile Home Park in Cardiff, New Jersey; here money for lawyers to get court orders for records not easy to come by. [LAVALLO - explains why she wants to find parents.] Court case challenging law for court order brought by Mrs. Lavallo, Christina Hadney and 2 others noted. [HADNEY - says she had to give up son for adoption and wants him to find her someday and for this reason she wants to find own mother.] Arguments by deputy attorney general and defense attorney noted; New Jersey Superior Court Judge Philip Gruccio indicates he'll rule soon on case. Cases like this prepare way for act of adoption to not be the finality it once was.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt