I guess most everyone here is in agreement that the baby storyline is undesirable, to sa the least.
They changed Regina's view for herself without a moment's doubt. People change but I don't think she would never question the decision like that. But she did, so that's it.
I can see the possible scenarios for the birth mother plot because they are the same ones already used and exhausted on TV
1. the birth mother runs away because of the boyfriend, Rome and Regina will be heartbroken and from there there are also unoriginal scenarios that can be used
2. the boyfriend shows up, there is a big fight, maybe she minor tragedy. Again, I can imagine more scenarios from there too because they are always the same
3. birth mother comes to live with Rome and Regina - because their house is a B&B - and conflicts will arise.
For once, I would like to see something like the baby being born disabled and still being adopted It doesn't have to be "inspirational" or a "devastating" thing. Just as in part of life. Maybe not having "ten fingers, ten toes". They want a baby so much, show that they actually do. But not as a matter of heroism, it doesn't even have to be a big deal in the story - is is actually better if it isn't because writers cannot be trusted to write disability well yet. Baby is disabled, it requires some extra care but no pity, inspo-porn, hero tales. A storyline would be great button with these writers. they will mess it up.
Theo is very emotionally immature and the way his anxiety is being dealt with only reinforces that. I don't know. Food fight for a spilled milk? I think the best would be: oops, not problem. Here, clean it up and come back to finish your dinner. The way they are doing it will just require a bigger mess to cover up any possible mess a kid does. Nay little trouble will require a bigger problem. I find it silly, not sure how their approach will help. At least it seems like he is going back to the therapist.
I don't follow the credits in shows but I always thought that it is a matter of contract, whatever the arrangements were at the start of filming, thinking about syndication later. the actor gets paid something for the reruns. Or maybe they had a small scene, a flash back, so they would have to credit him, and the scene ended up on the floor of the editing room.