Baby offered for free in online classified ad
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A viewer emailed WWLP about an ad they saw on a local website’s classified section.
The ad was looking for loving parents to adopt an 11-month-old boy and even showed a picture of the baby.
“11 Month Old Baby Boy for lovely family, we are giving out this baby boy to any one that is willing and caring to love and care for him no matter where ever they might be.This is the perfect gift we are offering. Email(redacted) for more information,” the ad said.
WWLP did a little digging, using the alleged parents’ email and found the same ad in classifieds in Oregon, Michigan and Pennsylvania to name a few. The founder of Full Circle Adoptions in Northampton said the ad does not describe a legal process.
“The normal process would involve the biological parent having the opportunity for informational advising and counseling, but that particular ad was describing a particular fraudulent situation and isn’t anything that is real,” said Marla Allisan, JD, LICSW, Founder and Director of Full Circle Adoptions.
Allisan says if you are considering adoption or struggling with the adoption process this is not the solution.
WWLP emailed the alleged parent Wednesday afternoon but heard no response as of Wednesday evening.