LIVE VIDEO: First at Four    Watch
 

Craigslist "adoption" foiled

8:25 AM, May 15, 2013   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +
Stephanie Redus

Philip Mena, KPRC-TV

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KPRC) - A Texas woman is being charged with offering her three-year-old child for adoption on Craiglist.

Houston Police said that Stephanie Redus of Huffman, Texas signed a posting on Craigslist as "Desperate," saying that she was a single mom who couldn't care for her son.

The posting read: "Hi, I'm trying to adopt out my three-year-old son. I'm not in a good place in my life and don't feel like I can care for him properly, but I don't know where to start. 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. Thanks, Desperate."

Police are charging Redus with a misdemeanor offense, saying that she "unlawfully intentionally and knowingly advertised in the public media, namely Craigslist, her son, Conner Danger Redus, for adoption."

The posting was placed on May 1, according to police.

Read more at Click2Houston.com.

KPRC

Most Watched Videos