Um...what exactly is it supposed to DO? How does one work with them? I assume if adoption fora are discussing them they are seen to have a purpose?
I have nice newborn dolls in the room while doing a lot of attachment based co-therapy with kids and parents...(as well as a bunch of other stuff) (Penny is in a picture with one of them)
They are often used by kids and parents to play out what is being discussed....often with a parent showing the child the love they felt for the child as a baby. They seem to facilitate the process.
They are way less realistic, though.
I think I would find it kind of scary to have one in my house!
They are an amazement, though.