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Mom Finds Son For Adoption on Craigslist

My Kid Is Not Up For Adoption!

Posting photos online has pros and cons. Families separated by mountains and seas can share photos and stories instantaneously, but there are hazards to the free space as well. A Massachusetts mother recently discovered her son was being falsely advertised on Craigslist for adoption. A good Samaritan of sorts notified the woman that her kid's photos were being used by a scammer.

Following up on her lead, the curious mom emailed the poster and asked for a picture of the child that they looked to place. Much to her surprise, the mommy was horrified to see her own child staring back at her. Safe in his home, the impostor pulled off his stunt by swiping the picture of the youngster from the family's blog with hopes of collecting a $300 fee to start an adoption process. This is a red flag for the many women sharing their experiences on mommy blogs. Do you openly share photos of your family online?

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skigurl skigurl 7 years
i am not a fan of posting tons of pics of children all over the internet....i don't know why, i'm just not
Chouette4u Chouette4u 7 years
This kind of thing is creepy but not dangerous. I also think this is very common in different forms. People will "steal" kids pictures and entire family's pictures and create fake lives for online message boards and such. It happens every so often on the iVillage parenting message boards. Most pictures of my daughter are on Facebook which is only accessible to friends and family anyway, but I am not leery about posting her picture in other places (like my Sugar profile).
sandra6dee sandra6dee 7 years
is the picture above of capucine? she's like a four year old internet celebrity.
macgirl macgirl 7 years
People are going to do what they do. I agree with the above poster that the child was never in danger. If you have this kind of fear you should never take your child out of the house.
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