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Today In Terribleness: Mom Tries To Unload Toddler On Craigslist

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I so desperately want to tell you about good stuff in the world. Like, Joe, the retired barber who cuts homeless peoples’ hair in exchange for hugs. Let Joe remind you that humans are great sometimes. I wish Joe’s haircuts cancelled out Stephanie Redus’ attempt to unload her toddler son on Craigslist. The 29-year-old Texas mom was charged with “unlawfully intentionally and knowingly” placing her son, Conner Danger Redus, up for adoption. In an ad posted on CL on May 1st, Redus said:

“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.”

Since Craigslist isn’t really down with “adopting out” children because the stakes are way higher than with say, adopting out a used bicycle, they reported Redus to the Houston Police Department, who easily tracked down her email address. Redus admitting to creating the post and responding to several people who emailed her expressing interest. Her reason for trying to “adopt out” her son was that she was pregnant and not able to “take her medication to combat her depression and her anxiety.” I don’t think it’s a good idea for her to have another child. Sigh. [The Daily Dot]

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