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Focus (Family: Foster Care and Adoption) #635277

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 01, 2000
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(No location given: Rehema Ellis) The changes in foster care and adoption because of the Adoption and Safe Families Act, which sets rules for the biological parents of foster children, examined. [Foster parent "JANET" - says it has been difficult to adopt their foster kids.] [Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institution executive director Madelyn FREUNDLICH - says the act elevates children's rights and now more adoptive families will be needed.] [Social worker Cheryl LOCKETT, BOY - explain how the law acted in a specific case.] [Cook County juvenile court Judge Patricia MARTIN - talks about finding people to care for the children.] Statistics on foster care adoption in Illinois and across the nation cited. [Association for Children of new Jersey Cecilia ZALKIND, New Jersey Youth and Family Services Charles VENTI - worry about the adoption placement procedures.]

Ellis, Rehema;
Seigenthaler, John

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