Adoption Special on TV's '20/20' Sparks Uproar An upcoming episode of ABC's 20/20 called "Be My Baby," in which five couples vie to adopt a baby, has led to protests and a change in the way ABC is promoting the program. The network has begun downplaying the competitive aspect of the show, which depicts couples' attempts to adopt the unborn child of a 16-year-old named Jessica. NPR's Michele Norris talks with Maureen Ryan, a reporter for The Chicago Tribune.
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Adoption Special on TV's '20/20' Sparks Uproar

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Adoption Special on TV's '20/20' Sparks Uproar

Adoption Special on TV's '20/20' Sparks Uproar

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An upcoming episode of ABC's 20/20 called "Be My Baby," in which five couples vie to adopt a baby, has led to protests and a change in the way ABC is promoting the program. The network has begun downplaying the competitive aspect of the show, which depicts couples' attempts to adopt the unborn child of a 16-year-old named Jessica. NPR's Michele Norris talks with Maureen Ryan, a reporter for The Chicago Tribune.