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Whose Child Is This? The War For Baby Jessica

Whose Child Is This? The War For Baby Jessica

Air Date Rating Share Against the
Sunday, September 26, 1993 9.6 15 3
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  • Season: 1993-94
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Family Drama, Children/Teens, True Story, Social Issue
  • Based On: Whose Child Is This ? (Article) written by Lucindia Franks
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on an article by Lucinda Franks. A highly publicized, two year custody battle ensues when the courts order Jan and Robby DeBoer to return their adopted two year old daughter to her birth parents. It is revealed that the father, Dan Schmidt, who was not married to the birth mother, Cara Clausen, at the time she gave the child up, never consented to the adoption. In 1993, the child was taken from a stable ,loving home to a unknown, troubled household.


Production Company:

  • Sofronski Prods. IAW ABC Prods.

Production Type:

  • In-House
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