No, I was not. I thought this whole storyline was ridiculous and so very contrived. I found myself pretty pissed off during it actually. In season 7 (can't remember which episode), Brooke had a line that really upset me. Julian said they can adopt and she said, "it's not the same". First off, I'm adopted and it IS the same. Okay, the whole notion obviously isn't the same but it is. Kids are kids - a blessing in any way. I am incredibly grateful to my parents who raised me and love me. Biology aside, I was their child; biology means nothing to me quite honestly. I know my birth mom and I thank God every day that she did not raise me. I don't think it's wrong for anyone to say they want biological children but I also don't like how the writers portrayed adoption. It seems weird actually considering the whole Peyton/Ellie storyline. And I just really hated that line from Brooke and it felt really out of character for her to say considering the Angie and Sam storylines.
I actually liked when Brulian decided to adopt in season 8. Not that I loved it or cared for Brulian but I thought the storyline itself could be really good. Adoption is a big, important topic and there was SO much they could have done with it, especially continuing into season 9. But the writers had to ruin it by going the predictable, easy route. Brooke's obsessed with having a baby. Brooke can't get pregnant. Brooke decides to adopt. Brooke loses that baby. Oh wait, Brooke gets pregnant after all (with twins no less) - wow, how exciting
. I'm sorry but that's not good entertainment, IMO. It amazes me how unorginal the writers are on OTH.
What I hated the most was, like I said, the way they portrayed adoption. It was like Brooke couldn't be happy without having her own biological baby. It was utterly ridiculous. If they were gonna go that miracle pregnancy route in the first place, why even do anything with adoption? For those Brulian fans, they could have had a few more pregnancy episodes (not that I would have wanted to see that but I'm sure their fans would have). I mean, this was Brooke (and season 8 ) - we know she would have got that good focus. The writers could have explored the pregnancy more instead of wasting screentime on a storyline that wasn't gonna go anywhere anyway.
On a more positive note -- I did like that Brooke had boys. It would have been even more ridiculous and predictable if she had girls. I think having boys suits Brooke more - and come on, Jude and Davis were so adorable.