Considering the circumstances of the adoption, how can (General Discussion)

by MsBold @, Below the Mason-Dixon line, Monday, January 14, 2019, 6:22AM (162 days ago) @ LiveThroughThis

Taylor and Steffy NOT KNOW it's illegal?

1st off, I think legal adoptions take a while, there's assessments of fitness of the new parent/s, psychological assessments of the birth mother, legal matters, court procedures and a maximum amount of money that is considered normal for an adoption.

Steffy will not have to jump through any hoops. She or Taylor will just deliver the cash and done. How can they claim they believed it was legal?

If Steffy had been serious about adoption, sure she had already looked into the process of adopting and what it entailed?

Even if you take Lope's loss and the timing out to the equations, the circumstances of this adoption make it non other than human trafficking, literally buying a child. The amount of money is way to high to even be confused with legal adoption, the non formal settings make it even more shady.

Surely two intelligent people like Steffy and Taylor claim they are, would have done their research considering there's a little innocent baby involved?

A private adoption is a different type of adoption. There aren't all those hoops to jump through that you mention above. A private adoption isn't human trafficking and they are expensive. I had a friend that tried the adoption route for ages and without success babies weren't available and then sometimes parents changed their mind or agencies found out they had siblings or many other reasons. She worked with an adoption attorney, and it was an open adoption so the biological parents met the adopting parents and the adopting parents send pictures annually but it was very expensive. A lot less red tape.

Excellent point. A couple in my parish did the same. It happened very quickly, compared to other adoptions that have happened in my own extended family via the more traditional route. It's open as well, so the bio parents have contact on a somewhat regular basis. And yes, it's quite expensive.

Still totally illegal to just hand over money for a baby. Even in a private adoption there are laws that have to be adhered to - it’s ridiculous to a whole new level if Bell expects the viewers to ignore that. If they pay money for this baby, Bell is literally depicting human trafficking while asking us to view it as adoption. It’s offensive.

Bell has never been accurate with details and rules. If this storyline is depicted as human trafficking, then obviously I can't support it. But it's a soap, not CSI or Law and Order. And Taylor has been crazy since her return, so maybe she does break the law. What do I know - the episodes haven't even aired yet.

I just shared a personal story to support the post above me. It doesn't mean I support illegal activity, nor does it mean I think Hope should lose her baby. I really take this show with a very large grain of salt, and watch for entertainment value only. Your mileage may vary.

Still Hoping for the Future...

Team Putz...nah, just kidding!

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