Another point of contention was the type of adoption agreed upon by Kristen, Stacy and Adam. The legal documents say they have a closed adoption, which means the child’s birth mother has no right to interact with the child once she has rescinded her parental rights.
Adam had a simple explanation for his ex-stepdaughter’s actions. “She’s got a victim mentality, she takes no responsibility for her actions,” he said. “Kristen was not manipulated by me and Stacy and she knows that.” Stacy only echoed her partner’s distrust of Kristen, saying, “Kristen’s favorite thing to do is call us evil and bad people. If we’re so evil and we’re so bad, why did you choose us to adopt your child?”