Bethenny Frankel has offered to adopt a little girl who was left at a New York City’s Port Authority bus terminal on Monday, November 14. The 5-year-old has sparked national headlines after police later found her mother deceased inside their Stamford, Connecticut, home.
“How do I adopt this child?” Frankel tweeted on Tuesday, along with a link to the news story. The Real Housewives of New York City star appears to have contacted her lawyer about the possibility. Frankel responded to a fan about the situation, tweeting: “Lawyer says once w the state a private adoption impossible which is now upsetting me more. That is bulls–t.” She also told another follower on Twitter that she was “serious” about adopting.
“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,” the Bravo star also shared on Twitter.
According to authorities, the little girl told police her address. Law enforcement then found her mother dead inside their apartment, which they had just moved into, NBC New York reports. The little girl was transferred to the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, the Port Authority told WABC.
Police are now searching for the little girl’s dad, Elmer Gomez Ruono, who the 5-year-old told police is the person who left her at Port Authority.
“We certainly want to talk to him at this point,” Stamford Police Captain Richard Conklin said to NBC New York.
According to police, there were signs of a struggle, and the medical examiner has ruled the woman’s death a homicide.
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