A choice cut:
Struggling financially, the Hes agreed to let the Bakers care for Anna when she was 27 days old. The Hes visited their daughter regularly in the Bakers' home -- until a dispute at her second birthday party, when the Bakers called the police on Anna's parents.
Anna's parents left -- as anyone facing officers with badges and guns would do. A few months later, during which time the Hes believed they were forbidden to return to the Bakers' home, the Bakers filed to adopt Anna.
That time that the Hes were apart from Anna, Parrish argued, amounted to abandonment on the Hes' part. See how badly his crazy shows? The only way that a police escort out of the house equals abandonment is if you're on the pipe, no insult to addicts intended.If they hadn't dropped their attempts to keep that child from her natural parents, I was ready to suggest that we go all Elian Gonzalez on them. Fortunately, they (finally) did the right thing.