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Remembering the woman behind Monday's Child

4:30 PM, Nov 21, 2012

Mimi Brody died Tuesday evening at Physicians Regional Medical Center.   She was 68 years old.  Mimi made a difference in our broadcast history and in the lives of many children

Monday's Child finds a new home online

6:50 PM, Nov 22, 2010

The "Monday's Child" segment finds a new home on to help connect children with parents of their own.

Former Monday's Child speaks about success of adoption

6:50 PM, Nov 15, 2010

Jeremy was first featured on Monday's Child on February 17, 1992. More than ten years later, Jeremy is now raising a son of his own.

The Last Monday's Child

6:39 PM, Jul 5, 2010

After 30 years Monday's Child comes to an end.

Monday's Child: Ronnie

12:56 PM, Jun 28, 2010

Ronnie doesn't understand why his sisters have been adopted and he hasn't.

Monday's Child: Dapriko

12:22 PM, Jun 21, 2010

Dapriko celebrates his15th birthday in about a month. The best present he could get would be an adoptive home.

Monday's Child: Santo

12:03 PM, Jun 14, 2010

This week's Monday's Child has big plans for his future: Santo, 16, dreams of a career in the NFL.

Monday's Child: Adam

5:24 PM, Jun 7, 2010

Adam wants a permanent home for his 13th birthday.

Monday's Child: Aaron

1:28 PM, May 31, 2010

Aaron loves football. He likes to play football outside with his friends, and he also likes to play football video games. They say he works hard school, and gets along well with other kids.

Monday's Child: Stephanie

1:58 PM, May 24, 2010

Stephanie wants something she's never had. She wants to be loved.

Monday's Child: Alicia

5:18 PM, May 17, 2010

Alicia says, "When I get adopted, I'll get lots of hugs."

Monday's Child: Kourtney

7:04 PM, May 10, 2010

Spend time with her, and you'll soon discover that Kourtney is a delight.

Monday's Child: Megan

6:25 PM, May 3, 2010

Megan begins our 31st year of Monday's Child with the hope that she can be added to the list of successful adoptions.

Monday's Child: Dominique

3:12 PM, Apr 19, 2010

Dominique wants to celebrate Mother's and Father's Days with a real Mom and Dad

Monday's Child: Noah

10:29 AM, Apr 12, 2010

Noah says he's a "country boy" who wants to be adopted by a farm family

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About Monday's Child

Monday's Child began on the first Monday of May in 1980 profiling special needs adoptable children in the hope that they might find permanent homes. In the more than one thousand Mondays since -- more than 900 children have been introduced.

In 1980 Mimi Brody of Knoxville's Council on Adoptable Children was about to give up. Two Knoxville television stations had said no to her idea for what she thought would be a unique program. She had seen a news segment in Atlanta where the stories of special children, who had little chance of being adopted, were told. She hoped a television station in Knoxville would do the same thing.

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In short order, the idea became "Monday's Child", a regular news segment hosted by WBIR anchor emeritus Bill Williams on the Monday evening newscast. For thirty years, Bill introduced us to about 1500 adoptable children, all of whom were children past the age of a typical adoption or with special needs.

Viewers responded beyond expectations. Hundreds were adopted.

Bill retired in 2000, but continued hosting the "Monday's Child" segments until July of 2010, when WBIR aired the last regular Monday's Child segment on its newscasts. But the program has now found new live at Every month, we'll feature pictures and profiles of special children who need a loving home.

For additional information contact the Tennessee Department of Children's Services at 1-615-741-6056 or click here to view Tennessee Department of Children's Services web site.