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    Angry IL - Police say mom sold tot for $100, Joliet

    Police say mom sold tot for $100


    JOLIET [ILLINOIS]--Police say a woman sold her infant son for $100 Monday.
    Jovon Griggs, 28, of 411 Grover St. was arrested after a "concerned citizen" purchased the 18-month-old child, Deputy Chief Patrick Kerr said. The sale occurred under police supervision.

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    http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/h...ALE_S1.article

    She's got a MySpace that says "proud parent." I'm willing to bet the farm that she's a drug addict trying to score some cash for more drugs. Her General Interest is listed as "Recovery." I'd post the link, but not sure if that's kosher. People like this make me sick.

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    Yes - I agree that we are probably looking at a case of drug addiction. Addicts will do terrible things to get the next fix. I am glad the children have been removed and my prayers for this family.

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    Geez, how the heck could somebody do that!! Bizznatch needs a

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    God how awful for the little one andthank god for the concerned citizen.

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    I'm glad that citizen did the right thing and called the cops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dee10134 View Post
    I'm glad that citizen did the right thing and called the cops!

    How many, do you think, don't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by absinthe View Post
    How many, do you think, don't?
    IMHO, not many. This type of behavior is rare and abherrant - which is why it makes the papers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southcitymom View Post
    IMHO, not many. This type of behavior is rare and abherrant - which is why it makes the papers.
    I hope so! But then I think of Sharon Marshall, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by absinthe View Post
    I hope so! But then I think of Sharon Marshall, etc.

    It does happen, I am sure - and even if it happens to one child, that's too many - but it is rare. All the craziness and sadness we read about here is rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southcitymom View Post
    It does happen, I am sure - and even if it happens to one child, that's too many - but it is rare. All the craziness and sadness we read about here is rare.
    I hope that in the U.S., selling babies is rare. Unfortunately, we know that in some parts of SE Asia, selling female babies is not so rare


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    Quote Originally Posted by absinthe View Post
    I hope that in the U.S., selling babies is rare. Unfortunately, we know that in some parts of SE Asia, selling female babies is not so rare
    Not as rare as the US, of course in places where the child sex trade is so lucrative. But still, I don't believe it's the norm globally and I think it gets more and more rare as attention to child rights/human rights grows. Again - we are certainly not there yet, but I believe it gets "better" every day.

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    I was visiting with my DH's cousin's wife just chatting the other day when we started talking about adoption. She said her uncle had bought two little girls from Mexico and had them smuggled across the border because he and his wife could not have children. She acted like it was no big deal. I was in shock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by imthemom View Post
    I was visiting with my DH's cousin's wife just chatting the other day when we started talking about adoption. She said her uncle had bought two little girls from Mexico and had them smuggled across the border because he and his wife could not have children. She acted like it was no big deal. I was in shock!

    It is very very very easy thing to do from Mexico.
    I hope those girls have a good home instead of the alternative....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pixies View Post
    It is very very very easy thing to do from Mexico.
    I hope those girls have a good home instead of the alternative....
    I hope so too, I think they do by the way she talked but I did speak to her about how this is very dangerous because pedophiles and horrible people could buy these children and then smuggle them places and no one knows who they are and no one is looking for them.

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    When I read the topic to this thread I thought "Who in their right mind would want to buy a baby for $100.00?" Babies are alot of work.

    Hopefully these kids including the baby will get a good home and their mom will get alot of help. You absolutely need it when you go seeling infant's for $100.00.

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