Well what is the world becoming! Now a mom is giving away her own child! Stephanie Duncan Redus has been identified as the woman trying to sell her three year old son on Craigslist! What’s next eBay?
The 29-year-old single mom from Texas was arrested after it emerged that she tried to give away (or sell) her son on the advertisements website! Stephanie Redus posted an ad stating that she is “not in a good place” in her life and that she wants to find a family capable of properly caring for her 3-year-old. She wrote
“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.
There is nothing illegal about putting a child up for adoption, provided it is done properly. However, listing a child on Craigslist and giving it away to the highest bidder is illegal. Even “Teen moms” know this one.
It did not take long for authorities to come by on Redus’ home and confront her. She acknowledged placing the ad and told police that she is depressed and suffering from anxiety. But I think she also forgot to say she suffers from memory loss. In her add she clearly said she was a single mom but get this; she is married!
According to her Facebook she attended Kingwood College in Kingwood Texas and she is married to Thomas Redus. Apparently the couple has been married since August 6, 2008 which if we do the math is around the age of the couple’s first son; the one she was trying to sell! Thomas is from Huffman, Texas and has a bunch of pictures of his wife and son on Facebook.
Days later after the posting was removed, Redus told the police “the posting was to help her with her anxiety.” She explained to police that she could not take medication for her condition because she is pregnant with another child! Ok, so thank God she is aware of it and has a valid excuse, I mean many people suffers from anxiety and can get pretty bad but this was no joke for authorities, Redus is charged with advertising for placement of a child. She is scheduled to appear in court May 21.
Where is her husband in all of this I ask! Can’t he take care of his “Craigslist baby”? Get you act together woman and remember your children did not! Ask to be here!
You can see her on Facebook here.