Bethenny Frankel is opening up about her past experience in trying to adopt a child.
The SkinnyGirl entrepreneur and former Real Housewives of New York City star recently revealed in the comments section of an Instagram post that she was looking into the adoption process and didn’t realize how much of a difficult undertaking it would be.
“The thing that surprises people is that once [kids] get into the system, it is hard to get them out,” the 49-year-old reality star commented on an August 16 Instagram post. “Growing up, we always heard that everyone wants a baby and not an older kid. I tried a while back to adopt a 3-year-old and it was a harder process than a newborn. If it’s like other family law systems, it’s not as easy as the movies make it.”
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In July, 9-year-old Jordan touched the hearts of many when he was interviewed by a local news station and pleaded to have a family after being in foster care for 6 years. When he was asked what he would wish for if he was given three wishes, he said: "To have a family, and family, family. Those are the only wishes I have. I would just like to have a family to call mom and dad, or just mom, or just dad." ❤️ Since his viral interview, Jordan has received over 5,000 adoption submissions and is on his way to finding his forever home. 🎉 Tap the link in bio for the full story. 📷: FOX59 News
The New York native, who shares 10-year-old daughter Bryn with her ex-husband, Jason Hoppy, added that she would adopt Jordan, the 9-year-old boy from Oklahoma in the post from People who recently spoke out about his time in foster care.
“I will adopt him,” Bethenny commented on the post. “Bryn said ‘momma you should adopt him.’”
Bethenny previously expressed her intention to adopt back in 2016, when she told People that she was “definitely serious” about adopting a 5-year-old girl who lead police to her dead mother.
“Lawyer says once w the state a private adoption impossible which is now upsetting me more. That is bulls–t,” she said on Twitter at the time.
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