According to media reports Wednesday, a woman was arrested for trying to obtain an unwanted baby for her 14-year-old daughter.
Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office detectives received a tip about a suspicious Craigslist ad from Cumming, Ga.
The craigslist baby advertisement was for unwanted babies and promised mothers they could drop off their baby in a “baby box.”
According to police, Elaine Williams, 47, of Cumming, told police her daughter wanted a baby and would get one with or without her help, so she decided to help. Williams was charged with domestic-unlawful advertisement/inducement for the adoption of children.
“The reason was, OK if you don’t want your child or you can’t afford it or whatever situation you’re in, then OK, maybe we can work something out,” the 14-year-old told WGCL. “It wasn’t for illegal adoption.”
The ad says the baby must be placed in the box in a blanket, along with the birth certificate and health records of the baby. It also specifies that the baby should not be a disabled child. Click here to read the entire ad.
The Forsyth County sheriff said it was unlike any ad he had ever seen before.
“I didn’t think it was real,” Sheriff Duane Piper said. “I didn’t think it could possibly be real.”
Sheriff Piper said the family went to great lengths, beyond just putting out an online ad.
“What we did find was the 14-year-old’s bedroom was outfitted with a crib, baby formula, diapers, gifts for both sexes,” he said. “They were going to find a baby some place.”
Williams’ 14-year-old daughter also faces juvenile charges.
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