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Passenger Adopts Seatmate’s Baby

Passenger Adopts Seatmate’s Baby
Ryan Boyd

After 25-year-old Samantha Snipes sat next to 42-year-old Temple Phipps due to having to book a rescheduled Atlanta flight, Snipes, who had been considering putting her as-yet unborn child up for adoption due to family problems, found an enthusiastic volunteer in Phipps.

“She already looked like she loved him after holding him for an hour. The stuff that I wasn’t feeling she was feeling, and that’s what made me decide this was the right thing to do,” Snipes said after the two met up again shortly after the birth of the child.

The baby, Vaughan, is now eight months old.

To read more on this story, go to CBS New York.

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View Comments (7)


  1. IBobi


    April 13, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    This blurb is the most confusing thing I’ve read in a long time. I literally have no idea what happened here.

  2. lovetotravel

    April 13, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    the robots do these cut/paste stories. no humans are involved.
    or these are written by non english speakers living in other countries.
    Take your pick.

  3. NNH

    April 14, 2018 at 2:29 am

    So Phipps held the as-yet-unborn child for an hour? Right…

  4. pdsales

    April 14, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    I agree with IBobi, it made no sense. Should have said

    25-year-old woman 8-months-pregnant who was thinking of giving up her child for adoption meets 42-year-old childless woman on flight. Older woman offers to adopt baby, younger woman agrees.

  5. r m a h

    April 14, 2018 at 9:00 pm


  6. mvoight

    April 16, 2018 at 11:43 am

    “She already looked like she loved him after holding him for an hour. ”

    She was holding the “yet unborn child” for an hour??

  7. mvoight

    April 16, 2018 at 11:44 am

    AH….. better to read the full story
    The snippet here deleted the important detail

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