47-year-old Elaine Williams of Cumming, Georgia was looking to get an unconventional gift for her 14-year-old daughter.
Some video games? No.
A new computer? Nah.
Makeup, jewelry, Pokemon cards? No, no, no.
A newborn baby.
Williams told police that her daughter wanted a baby, and she was going to do anything to get one. Instead of, you know, coaching her daughter away from this desire, Williams decided to help her daughter by posting this Craigslist ad.
The country sheriff said that when he first say the ad, he thought that there was no way it was real.
“I didn’t think it was real. I didn’t think it could possibly be real,” Sheriff Duane Piper said.
But when police visited the house, it was amazing the lengths that the daughter and he mother went to in preparation for the new infant.
What we [found] was that the 14 year-old’s bedroom was outfitted with a crib, baby formula, diapers, gifts for both sexes,” the sheriff said. “They were going to find a baby some place.”
The 14-year-old daughter, whose desire for a baby sparked this whole mess, actually spoke to local news saying that they didn’t mean for it to be an “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.”
Williams is currently free on bond, and both the mother and daughter are facing charges.