NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 18, 1989
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(San Francisco, California: David Burrington) Issue of adoption of black kids by white parents featured; case of white couple, Lin and Gene FORD who want to adopt black child who is currently under their foster care, cited. [FORDS, clinical psychologist Dr. Carolyn BLOCK, parent-infant neighborhood center's Melvin MILES -comment on the issues.] Problem of foster care for black crack babies explained. [California Childrens Home Jeanetta JOHNSON - says the children suffer.] Black activists noted wanting crack babies taken out of white jurisdiction. [MILES - comments.] [At adoption fair for crack kids, prospective foster parent Greg SMITH - comments.] [Lin FORD - talks about crack baby under her care.]