This is the first, coutresy of Pam Hasagawa at Adoption News Service.
Good morning. I wanted to give you a heads-up on a story that we’ll be running this Sunday (Dec. 17) on 60 MINUTES that I thought you might be interested in. It’s about a (relatively) new program being tried to track down and reconnect the families of children stranded in the child welfare system. It’s a really interesting piece, and we’re hoping to spread the word around beforehand to people who might have a particular interest in the subject matter. It would therefore be wonderful if you would consider sending something out to your listserve and/or putting something on your website.
The piece will be broadcast on CBS stations on at 7:00 ET/PT on Sun., Dec. 17.
Further details and other information to be posted on our website
which you’re welcome to link to from yours. (And if your own site has relevant
information on this topic that might be useful to our viewers, please let me know. I’d be happy to send it along to our web folk for possible inclusion on our site.)
You’ll find a short write-up about the piece below. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
CBS News 60 Minutes
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LOST AND FOUND
They’ve been called some of the loneliest people on earth, the tens of thousands of children who were taken away from their parents due to neglect or abuse but were never adopted by new families. Stranded in the child welfare system, they move from foster homes to group homes. Now, several cities across the country are trying something new. It¹s calle Family Finding, and the goal is to track down the families these children were taken away from the in the first place to see if they can go home again. So does it work?
Leslie Stahl takes a looks on 60 MINUTES this Sunday,
7PM ET/PT on CBS.