Picks and Pans Review: Just a Little More Love

updated 08/08/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/08/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

NBC (7-8 p.m. ET)

Good intentions abound in this uneven dramatization about the problems families experience in adopting children. Michael (Hill Street Blues) Warren gives a strong performance as a social worker who is both forceful and loving. But the intertwined plots—focusing on middle-class white and black families—are shortchanged in a one-hour presentation. The pat message is that just a little more love will make everything fine. Important issues are thoughtfully raised, however, and the acting is first-rate.

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