A Georgia woman was arrested Friday after she allegedly placed a Craigslist ad seeking to find a newborn baby for her 14-year-old daughter.
According to a screenshot obtained by Pix 11
, the ad was titled "Home for your newborn baby," and described detailed instructions for dropping off any unwanted children in a "baby box." It asked for health records, and asked that no disabled children be dropped off.
"Newborns placed in the box WILL reside in a loving, caring, and forever home," the ad read.
After the ad was placed, authorities arrested Elaine Williams, 47, of Cumming.
She reportedly told them that her daughter was determined to obtain a baby with or without her mother's help.
"The daughter had a desire for a newborn," Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper told WSB-TV
. "Rather than guiding her in order to make a good decision, she decided to obtain a newborn."
Investigators set up a sting operation that led to Williams' arrest on Friday. She was charged with domestic-unlawful advertisement/inducement for the adoption of children.
When law enforcement descended on the home Williams' shares with her husband, son, and daughter, they found the teen's room set up like a nursery.
"[It was] ready to receive a baby. There was a crib, baby gifts, formula and diapers," Piper said.
"This is disturbing on so many levels," he added.
Piper confirmed to reporters that the ad had generated responses from people apparently looking to give away their baby.
Speaking with WGCL-TV
, the 14-year-old daughter said of the ad, "It wasn’t for illegal adoption."
"The reason was, okay if you don’t want your child or you can’t afford it or whatever situation you’re in, then okay, maybe we can work something out," she explained.
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