Woman Allegedly Offered Son for Online Adoption
A pregnant Houston-area woman has been charged with offering her 3-year-old son for adoption on Craigslist in an advertisement signed "Desperate."
A Houston police officer noticed the ad posted May 1. A subpoena to Craigslist led to release of personal information that helped officers locate 29-year-old Stephanie Redus of Huffman.
The ad said the single mother was "not in a good place" in her life and couldn't care for the boy.
A criminal complaint filed Monday charges Redus with misdemeanor advertising for placement of a child. No attorney could immediately be located for Redus, who's free on $1,000 bail.
Redus told police she never meant to give up her son but she has anxiety issues and can't take medication because she's pregnant.
The boy has been placed with his father.
Published at 5:03 PM CDT on May 15, 2013
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