Quote xseannax: Sooooooo much of what happens on soaps would never really happen IRL. They do not consult lawyers or doctors to add realism to the story. Much of it has to do with what causes the most drama. Spixie getting their baby back and Lante being sad, end of story. Lante getting custody, Spixie being in disbelief, then the possible bombshell that Britt's baby is the Lante spawn--chaos all around. Lante has their own baby, do they give Spixie's back. Then if they do, will Spixie forgive or will the custody battle cause them to write Lante off. Soap goodness all around.
My husband always asks me "how can you watch this"? I tell him it is just like Star Trek for him. Rubber Masks, Ice Machines, and phony legal battles. I love every minute of it.