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Bethenny Frankel Offers to Adopt 5-Year-Old Girl Abandoned at NYC Bus Station

by Latifah Muhammad 2:17 PM PST, November 17, 2016
Playing Bethenny Frankel Offers to Adopt 5-Year-Old Girl Abandoned at NYC Bus Station

Bethenny Frankel wants to adopt a little girl abandoned at New York City's Port Authority bus station on Monday.

The Real Housewives of New York star tweeted a link to an article detailing the horrific story of the 5-year-old girl being left at the terminal by her father, after her mother was killed.

"How do I adopt this child?" Frankel tweeted on Tuesday.

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The child told authorities that she was taken to the bus station by her father, and later led police to her mother's dead body in the family's Connecticut apartment. The unidentified victim was a Guatemalan native and recently moved into the apartment from New Jersey with her husband, and daughter, the Stamford Advocate reports.

Authorities are still on the hunt for the husband, 32-year-old Elmer Gomez Ruono, who was captured on surveillance camera leaving the Port Authority at 8:30 a.m., roughly 90 minutes before his daughter was discovered.

The child is currently in the custody of New York's children's services.

Meanwhile, Frankel assured a fan that she was "serious" about her adoption offer, but it looks like she's already hit a road block.

"Lawyer says [with] the state a private adoption [is] impossible which is now upsetting me more," Frankel wrote adding "That's bulls**t."

The reality star shared another update on Thursday about feeling "helpless."

"It being another state is making it hard," she explained while including a hopeful message for the child. "Someone with means can get her therapy."

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The Skinny Girl mogul may not be able to adopt the abandoned child, but she is expanding her family. Frankel recently added two adorable puppies to join her 6-year-old daughter, Bryn. See more in the video below.

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