Baby offered for free online in classified ad

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) –A Massachusetts website’s classified section featured an ad looking for loving parents to adopt an 11-month-old-boy. The ad it even showed a picture of the boy.

The ad read, “11 Month Old Baby Boy for lovely family, we are giving out this baby boy to any one that is willing and caring to love and care for him no matter where ever they might be. This is the perfect gift we are offering. Email (redacted) for more information.”

NewsChannel 15’s sister station WWLP used the alleged parents email and found the same ad in classifieds in Oregon, Michigan and Pennsylvania to name a few. The founder of Full Circle Adoptions in Northampton told 22News this ad does not describe a legal process.

“The normal process would involve the biological parent having the opportunity for informational advising and counseling, but that particular ad was describing a particular fraudulent situation and isn’t anything that is real,” said Marla Allisan, JD, LICSW, Founder and Director of Full Circle Adoptions.

Allisan said if someone is considering adoption or struggling with the adoption process this is not the solution.

The alleged parent was emailed Wednesday afternoon but there has not been a response yet.

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