Adam has done a lot of terrible things to a lot of people over the years on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS but it’s what he did to Faith that has caused a lot of drama on the soap recently. The incident in question happened way back when Faith was an infant, so it’s understandable if some viewers might need a bit of a refresher on the details. And that’s exactly where we come in!
After an exposé was published detailing Adam Newman’s misdeeds, one in particular stirred up some trouble. The story of Adam kidnapping Faith Newman years ago caused the teen to become the target for online bullying. But that particular storyline unfolded back in 2009 when Faith had just been born and she was just a pawn in Adam’s twisted scheme.
Adam had been gaslighting Ashley Abbott and after she fell down the stairs and miscarried her unborn child, he convinced her she had only dreamt it and blackmailed her doctor into telling her she was still pregnant. Ashley was then committed to a psychiatric hospital where a pregnant Sharon Newman was also staying. When Sharon went into labor, Adam stole her baby and gave her to Ashley, who believed it was her own. Sharon was heartbroken to believe her baby had died due to complications and Ashley began raising what she believed was her daughter. Originally planning to name her Hope, Ashley changed it to Faith, not realizing it was what Sharon and Nick were going to call their little girl.
Guilt tied Adam to Sharon and they began a relationship as she dismissed everyone’s warnings about the guy. When Sharon’s home burned down, Ashley invited them to come and stay with her which led to Sharon beginning to connect with her daughter, not realizing Faith’s true identity. Thankfully, Nick Newman and Phyllis Summers started digging and discovered Adam’s blackmail of the doctor, uncovering a note from Dr. Taylor that revealed the truth.
After a DNA test was done, Faith was proven to be Nick and Sharon’s daughter, and Ashley tearfully handed the baby over. And while Faith was too young at the time to know what was happening to her, when the crime was brought up again years later, it reopened old wounds and caused all kinds of new drama. Stay tuned to Y&R to see how Faith continues to deal with the fallout.