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Dan Rather Reports, “Adopted or Abducted?” will devote the entire hour on Tuesday, May 1st to the heartbreaking accounts of women — most of whom were teens at the time — who were forced to hand their babies over for adoption.
In a sweeping and exhaustive six month investigation that spanned from Australia to the United States, producers from Dan Rather Reports conducted nearly one hundred interviews with victims of forced adoptions — some of them speaking for the very first time. What they found was a widespread and shocking practice, even at the height of the sexual revolution in the 1960′s and 70′s when unwed pregnancy was still seen as a disgrace, of babies born out of wedlock forcefully put up for adoption.
Here’s our own KATHY!!!!
After all the housecleaning frenzies, it looks to be that the later stories, aka what I interviewed for, might have been bumped for the opportunity to actually have a reunion on the show. I will only be disappointed if the end result make it seem like “adoption is different now”.
An investigation into claims by women that they were forced to put their babies up for adoption, many with the knowledge and support of Catholic Charities. It has been a little discussed practice for decades but this special hour-long program will remove the veil of secrecy that has led to emotional trauma for unwed mothers around the world.
Dan Rather Reports airs Tuesdays at 8pm ET on HDNet. “Adopted or Abducted?” airs May 1, 2012.