Quote Conroy24: Okay, hit me now, but I was on another board reading and I saw numerous posts about how nasty Lulu and Dante are treating Maxie. Makes me angry, but I didn't engage.
First of all, Lante have no idea that this is not their baby. None whatsoever. If, and that's a big IF, Lante were harsh with Maxie, do you blame them? Maxie, who they absolutely do not know that she is the baby's mother, was going to breastfeed the baby. Lante are only protecting their child and would definitely choose "their" baby over Maxie any day of the week.
Second, if they really did follow the terms of a real surrogacy agreement, Maxie would most certainly not be able to have contact with the child, or Lante for that matter, under ANY circumstances. It's in the contract to protect all parties from these "attachments". Isn't that right? I would think so.
Lastly, even though the baby is not biologically Lante's, legally, in the eyes of the law, she IS their baby. Especially if they've filed the birth certificate naming Dante the father and Lulu the mother. One of our problems is, that we do not know the exact terms of the surrogacy contract that Maxie signed, so we can't be sure what the legal ramifications really are, but surrogacy contracts and legally binding birth certificates could go a long way in establishing who could get the baby if there were to be a custody battle.
I'm just throwing this out there...it really is a lot to think about and consider, given the circumstances. I just hate when people say that Lante are jerks and that they are treating Maxie like trash after giving birth to "their" baby, when Maxie could end all of this by just simply telling the truth. It's Maxie's fault that everyone, including herself, will be hurt by the truth. It's just all very frustrating.
That's my 2 cents. I'm surprised I had time to get this all out. Gotta go back to work.
Oh, and can't wait to see Julian in his briefs tomorrow! LOL!
Thanks for reading.
I wasn't thinking ahead when I agreed to work this week. I was just able to jump in and read recaps. Thanks Sheila.
Tina I agree with what you're saying. It's probably the same
people now criticizing Lante for being harsh that were criticizing Maxie for lying months ago. Sometimes you just can't win.