Craigslist adoption foiled

10:38 AM, May 15, 2013   |    comments
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HOUSTON, 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, 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.

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