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Mom Sells Baby… WHAT?!

Going Rate for a Baby?

A mother in Delaware has been accused of trying to sell her baby… for $15,000!   Bridget Wismer, the mother in question, is saying that is not what happened at all!

Wismer told her local news source that she is a single mother of two who is not only is on hard times, but also lives with her own mother. During this hard time in her life she unexpectedly became pregnant.  That is where her friend John came into the picture.

John Gavaghan just so happened to have a whole $15,000 laying around and thought it would be a good idea to give it to his buddy Bridget… after she handed over her baby.  While Jack and Bridget claim he was just helping a single mother going through a hard time… it certainly looks like he bought himself a baby!

I mean, from the outside it is what it looks and sounds like. Which is what the police in their area seem to believe as well.

Fox in Philly reports:

On Tuesday morning, New Castle County police said Wismer, 33, of Brookside Park, Del, and 54-year-old John Gavaghan of Philadelphia agreed to the sale and purchase of Wismer’s newborn son for $15,000.

Wismer clearly appeared heartbroken when she spoke with Fox 29.

“I love my kid as much as anybody could love their kid,” Wismer said.

Her newborn baby boy is now with a foster family in Delaware. And she’s facing felony charges. So is her friend John Gavaghan, who she calls Jack.

There are two very different sides of what I see.

The first side includes two friends who sure meant to do right by each other, and the poor newborn baby involved in the situation, but didn’t have the smarts to include lawyers, and contracts to prevent it look like they were breaking the law.

The second side shows a woman essentially selling her baby.  As bad as that sounds… which as a mother, I can’t even imagine.  I mean really… who would sell their baby???

In the end, I am genuinely interested in seeing the outcome.

What do you think?

Photo: flickr.com/jollyUk

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