After a 5-year-old girl was abandoned at a bus terminal in New York on Monday, Bethenny Frankel, from Real Housewives of New York took to Twitter to show her interest in adopting her. “How do I adopt this child?” she said.
The young girl was left at the bus terminal by her father. “Right before he abandoned her, he told her to wait for him – that he’d come back. And he did not, in fact, come back,” according to People. When the police took her home, her mother was laying dead in her bedroom.
Frankel took to Twitter a couple more times to share her disappointment in the adoption system after a lawyer said that a private adoption is impossible once the child is with the state.
There's a misconception that everyone wants an infant. Bc of this rule, babies r the only option. Once in system kids r lost. Sad.—
Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) November 15, 2016