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Craigslist: The Undiscovered Frontier for Adopters

As seen on Craigslist New Haven this week:

 
We are a married couple who are unable to have children of our own and are looking to you to help us with your generous gift.
We will offer your baby a lifetime of love, support, and caring in a great home environment.
We’re looking for a private adoption and have already had our home study completed by a reputable licensed agency.
We work with a great adoption attorney who has adopted children himself and is a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.
Please visit our website to learn more about us. http://www.IreneandGreg.com or call us at 1-888-292-2003 (our direct line)
Thanks for visiting and we look forward to meeting you!

 

This one included pics of a beautiful home, an empty, fully loaded nursery, and wedding photos of the couple:
Our baby boys passed away as infants due to unforeseen, unrelated health problems. Our love of children and the desire to build a family has led us to adoption. We have a completed home study and are waiting to give an infant an excellent home.

If you, or someone you know, is considering placing their child for adoption please review our website at http://www.DanaandBobby2Adopt.shutterfly.com to learn more about us and contact us at DanaandBobby2Adopt@yahoo.com or 973-223-6453 when you are ready. The decision you are considering is a selfless act of pure love, strength and courage. We admire you more than words can describe and hope to join you on this journey together. 

Craigslist Adoption Ads are Unethical and Disturbing

Dear Irene, Greg, Dana, and Bobby,

Stop it.  You are so much better than this.  The fact that you are posting ads on craigslist in the hopes of bringing home someone else’s precious child seriously calls into question your ethical and moral boundaries.  Actually, it flat out screams you have none.  Even if it does work, do you really want to have to explain to your child that you placed an ad for him on Craigslist?  Or that his original mother decided to look for his parents on Craigslist?

Irene and Greg–
A child should not be gifted to anyone.  You give gifts on birthdays and holidays.  You wrap them up with a pretty bow.  Children are not things to be gifted.

What in God’s name does YOU having a wonderful adoption attorney have to do with anything?  I seriously hope you are not suggesting that this attorney can represent both yourselves AND a potential birth mother.  That would be highly unethical and a big, fat conflict of interests.

I also find it strange that your “direct line” is a toll-free number.  So you want this woman to potentially give you their baby, but can’t bear the thought of her having your home phone number…sketchy.

Dana and Bobby–

I am so sorry for your loss.  Nothing, not even adopting a new baby, will make that loss easier to cope with.  The fact that you are using the death of your sons to try to coerce a mother into giving you their baby is disgusting.  The entire reason you bring your dead sons’ up in the ad is to pull at the heart strings.  Take a good look in the mirror and decide if that is the kind of people you want to be.

You call the decision to give a child up, “a selfless act of pure love, strength and courage.” So, if that same person decides to keep their child is that a selfish act of pure hatred, weakness, and cowardice?  Choose your words carefully please.

You say that you hope to join this mythical, as of yet unidentified, pregnant woman on her journey.  It is not a journey, it is a pregnancy and you should keep the hell out of it.

I especially like the longing pic of your empty nursery.  Well played, adopters, well played.

Please go troll for babies elsewhere.  You aren’t even supposed to place ads for adopting dogs on craigslist, let alone infants.

Sincerely,

A Fed Up Original Mother

P.S- If you haven’t already, please consider participating in the Craiglist Adoption Truth Project, it’s super easy and guaranteed to piss off a few people (always a plus!)

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