Kenneth would prefer to adopt
Part of it is that he would prefer to help an existing life than to create a new one. Part of it is that having a baby is very different from adopting a child Hannah's age and can be exhausting, which makes his age a factor.
They do visit an orphanage
It's more of a charitable promotion (since they're on camera) than an adoption selection, but they visit an orphanage where all of the children are HIV positive. They hand out toys, they play with the kids, and they speak to the people who work there -- who confirm that their odds for adoption are not great, as she knows of very few same-sex couples who have been able to adopt. The couples that she thinks of live in more urban areas, like Mexico City.
This visit is personal for Kenneth
He is a grown man in his 50s and has been out for decades. He saw the AIDS crisis himself. In the 1980s, four out of five of the people he knew had died as the virus ravaged gay communities.
They discuss it later
Armando shares that the information about how long adoption approval takes -- four years, in some cases -- and the other hurdles push him more strongly towards having their own child. He also reveals that having a child that's Kenneth's would make him feel like their families are more intertwined, and that his family would like that too. Kenneth is reluctant to do anything based upon how Armando's family would feel, but they agree to table the discussion about kids as they look forward to their wedding -- just two months away.
Steven Johnston and Alina
Steven is out to lunch with Alina and her mother, Anna. Her mom doesn't yet know about Steven's sexual history -- but she soon will.
Alina is still processing it all
It's not just that Steven has had lapses in the religious rules that he wants her to strictly follow -- he also wasn't honest with her about it.
His rules come up when Anna orders a coffee
Alina isn't allowed to taste or drink any coffee, leading Steven to explain why caffeine is against the rules of his Mormon church. He incorrectly asserts that coffee is bad for you (I'm no coffee fan but it's demonstrably good for you). But this discussion of one little rule takes an uncomfortable turn.
He wishes that the whole world were Mormon like he is
This comes up when Steven is trying to encourage Anna, who is happily Russian Orthodox, to convert alongside her daughter ahead of the wedding. It's crossing some boundaries.
Alina feels that it's totally inappropriate
While many would feel uncomfortable if anyone were to try to convert anyone else, Alina feels especially unhappy that Steven is choosing to be so pushy with her mother right now.
Finally, she spills the beans
Unhappy with Steven, she shares that he has boned some girls in the past, and that some of that sex took place after the two had met. Whether or not it was cheating, Steven broke some of his religion's rules, yet insists that Alina must abide by all of the rules perfectly.
That seems ... convenient
Anna points out that it seems that Steven has been picking and choosing which rules to follow as it suits him
Steven says that he's just weak
We wouldn't normally call someone choosing to have consensual sexual relations "weak," but then, we wouldn't say the same about drinking coffee or wine because we're not part of Steven's church. Steven is clearly at war with himself a little bit. He also lacks impulse control (obviously), which probably makes it trickier to follow these rules.
The hypocrisy of it all
Alina is really struggling with this and asks Steven for some time to speak with her mother alone
But then, a sign
Through some sort of bunny-based divination that Alina and Anna do in a park (Alina explains that Russians are "superstitious" in general), Alina receives a message that there's a guy passionately in love with her. She and her mother discuss whether to take this seriously as she makes a decision.
Alina has to choose
Steven has told her what was up. Alina now has to decide whether she will stay with him in Turkey and keep trying or if she will return with her mom to Russia, right now.