Eric’s voices from days of our lives

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While Eric sobbed over the loss of baby Jude Days of our lives, stepfather John said he knew how Eric felt. For years, John (as Roman) raised Carrie, Sami and Eric. But when the real Roman returned, John was forced to give up the children he loved as his own. He’s not alone. Eric should feel better when he hears how many parents have experienced the exact same heartbreak. Here is just a small selection.

You were there

Most recently, Sarah (Linsey Godfrey) had cared for little Mackenzie “Mickey” for almost a year, assuming the little girl was the one she gave birth to before the truth came to light that she was actually Rachel (Finley Rose Slater) was. , Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) and Brady’s (Eric Martsolf) presumed dead child. Eric (Greg Vaughan) also thought he was Mickey’s father. So why is he so torn about Jude? This isn’t his first time at the rodeo!

Possession is nine-tenths of the law

Kristen may have been Rachel’s rightful mother, but a few years earlier she stole the unborn Tate (Leo Howard) straight from Theresa’s (Emily O’Brien) womb and raised him as her darling ‘Christopher’ for months. She still considers Tate “hers.” This may not be the creepiest thing about her… but it’s not great either.

Damaged date

Before becoming Theo’s father, Abe (James Reynolds) and his wife Lexie adopted a toddler they named Isaac. Isaac turned out to be the biological child of Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Bo (Peter Reckell), who swapped with JT, the boy Abe and Lexie originally planned to adopt. Once the truth came out, JT’s biological father sued for custody and got him back, while Abe and Lexie turned Isaac over to Hope and Bo, who renamed him Zach.

Temporary detention

When Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) was going through her brief deaf period, she and Steve (Stephen Nichols) learned enough sign language to take in a little deaf orphan boy named Benjy, whom they happened to meet on their honeymoon. But Benjy turned out to be Stefano’s (Joseph Mascolo) biological son and to protect him from the evil villain Kayla and Patch had Benjy’s maternal grandfather taken him far away from Salem.

Likewise, Rafe (Galen Gering) was happy to play foster father to little David, the son of his crazy ex-girlfriend Jordan (Chrishell Strauss). But then David’s biological father came along, and it was goodbye David.

Ultimately, Marlena (Diedre Hall) was forced to surrender her foster son, Johnny, and Maggie lost her adopted daughter, Janice, when their birth mothers returned and announced that they now felt like caring for their children again, no matter how much the children would are. cried and clung to their surrogate mothers.

If there’s one thing we know about Salem, it’s that children are now more than just assets to be passed from one adult to another, and their needs are not nearly as important as those of the adults for whom it is a it’s a matter of winning. and lose.