A 29-year-old Texas mother is being charged after it was discovered that she put her 3-year-old son up for adoption on Craigslist, reports KHOU.
The posting read:
“Hi. I’m trying to adopt out my 3yr 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.”
A database search led police to Stephanie Christine Redus who admitted that she did place the ad, but that she never actually meant to give up her child and that the ad was just a way of relieving stress. She said that she is pregnant and that she has been suffering from depression and anxiety since she hasn't been able to take her medication.
The mother was arrested and charged with advertising for placement of a child. She was placed on a $1,000 bail.