BABY LOVE: PART II
In response to my Baby Love post below, several viewers responded with a passionate request for ATWT's Gwen and Will to have a baby of their own. And, they stressed, a biological baby of their own.
In a medium where some of the most emotionally intense (outside of Barbara Ryan) parent/child attachments have been between adoptive parent and child (ATWT's Lucinda and Lily -- and, more recently, Dusty and Johnny; GL's Alan and Phillip and, say what you will about the health of their relationship, the Jonathan/Alfred bond was pretty intense, too), where Rosanna literally went to hell (also known as James Stenbeck) and back to protect little Cabot, where Carly put her life in danger to save JJ, where Holden went head to head with Damian over Luke, and where Tom raised Adam and Hal raised Jennifer as their own for years, is biology really that important?
One of ATWT's earliest stories was Ellen Lowell fighting David and Betty Stewart for custody of her son, Dan, whom they'd adopted. The Stewarts won. On GL, Alan-Michael tried to court his new wife, Harley's, favor, by kidnapping her daughter, Daisy, from the little girl's adoptive parents. Harley was incensed and returned her. A few year's later, Vanessa fought Bridget for custody of Peter, the baby boy she'd adopted. In the end, the two women decided that Peter needed them both and agreed to raise him as co-parents.
Soaps have always valued the adoptive parent/child bond and frequently portray it as a positive experience. And yet, there is the common fan demand for a biological baby "of their own."
Why is that, do you think?
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