Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Logo's "The Baby Wait": a male couple waits to make sure the mother really can let go

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Logo presented an episode of “The Baby Wait”.  Nelson and Tiyale, two African-American men as a gay couple (apparently legally married in New York) drive down to Charlotte and then to Tennessee to meet the surrogate mother.  They have to wait for her to sign the papers giving them legal temporary custody, and then wait ten days when she can change her mind.  She goes through big time emotional stress but does not try to keep the baby, and the men go back to Brooklyn to raise the baby girl, also named Brooklyn, having completed the legal adoption.

The link for the series is here.

The tone of the series is quite different from the flippant “The Baby Borrowers” on NBC (June 25, 2008).

I personally would not want to cause a baby to be brought into the world and then take it from its biological mother intentionally (even in surrogacy).  Maybe a three-way "modern family" would work.  At my age, it's a theoretical question. On the other hand, given the worldwide need for adoption, and especially special needs ("Wednesday's Child" series on NBC Washington), one can make a case that there is a generative moral adoption for same-sex couples to adopt if able, even singles.  (In Minnesota, adoption has been advertised to singles).

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