A 29-year-old single mom from Texas was arrested after it emerged that she tried to give away (or sell) her son on Craigslist.
Stephanie Redus posted an ad stating that she is “not in a good place” in her life and that she wants to find a family capable of properly caring for her 3-year-old.
“If you or know anyone who is interested in caring for him, please let me know. I’m a single mom and can’t do this,” she wrote.
There is nothing illegal about putting a child up for adoption, provided it is done properly. However, listing a child on Craigslist and giving it away to the highest bidder is illegal.
It did not take long for authorities to swoop on Redus’ home and confront her.
She acknowledged placing the ad and told police that she is depressed and suffering from anxiety.
Redus also said that she could not take medication for her condition because she is pregnant with another child, reports ABC affiliate KTRK-TV Houston.