• Short Summary

    AN ENGLISH DIESEL ENGINEER LIVING IN KENYA IS FACING A DIFFICULT DECISION OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY.

  • Description

    AN ENGLISH DIESEL ENGINEER LIVING IN KENYA IS FACING A DIFFICULT DECISION OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. THE ENGINEER, SAM RADFORD, HAS LOST HIS JOB IN NAIROBI, AND IS UNABLE TO FIND MORE EMPLOYMENT. HE PLANS TO RETURN TO ENGLAND, BUT THIS MAY MEAN PARTING WITH THE SMALL AFRICAN GIRL MR RADFORD AND HIS WIFE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO ADOPT.

    MR AND MRS RADFORD, WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE SALVATION ARMY, HAVE ONE SON OF THEIR OWN WHO IS NOW MARRIED. THEY ALSO HAVE TWO ADOPTED CHILDREN, NOW BOTH TEENAGERS. NINE MONTHS AGO THEY BECAME FOSTER PARENTS FOR A SMALL AFRICAN BABY, JANET, FOUND ABANDONED AT THE EDGE OF THE NAIROBI RIVER.

    THE COUPLE BEGAN ADOPTION PROCEEDING SOME TIME AGO - ONE OF THE FIRST CASES IN KENYA OF A EUROPEAN FAMILY TRYING TO ADOPT AN AFRICAN CHILD. HOWEVER, MR RADFORD RECENTLY LOST HIS JOB. HE IS UNABLE TO FIND ANOTHER IN KENYA, AND IS UNABLE TO GO TO SOUTH AFRICA WITH JANET. SO HE BOOKED PASSAGES TO ENGLAND FOR HIS FAMILY AND JANET, ON A SHIP LEAVING ON JANUARY 16.

    NOW THE RADFORDS FACE A DIFFICULT DECISION. THE ADOPTION PROCEEDINGS HAVE BEEN DELAYED. IF THEY ARE NOT COMPLETED IN TIME, JANET MAY HAVE TO GO TO A CHILDREN'S HOME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADWFOFIM6IHKQZWJOOP3M1Y6MP
    Media URN:
    VLVADWFOFIM6IHKQZWJOOP3M1Y6MP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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