Calling the FBI Before 10am
So this morning I was on Facebook and imagine my surprise when I saw a woman list her baby boy on there as up for adoption. This is a yard sale group where you sell used furniture, hand me down clothes, and slightly distressed toys. Not children! I was shocked and mortified that anyone would think of doing such thing. However, I am a single mother and I remember those early years. It’s beyond difficult. Do I justify her actions? Not in the least. I think she needs help. So I did reach out, as a fellow single mother, and emailed her. I was not derogatory and nasty at all and just let her know that I understand that state of mind. I understand what those beginning baby years are like when you go it alone.
I did report the incident to authorities. Here’s the reason why. If she is in such a desperate state of mind that she would put her baby up on a yard sale site on Facebook, she’s in a very bad place. She needs help and she needs it quickly. If something was to happen to that little boy and I did not report it, my heart would break. So I called my local sheriff’s department and was instructed to call the local office of the FBI. The lady on the phone was very kind and severely shocked by what I told her. She took down what information I had and assured me that she would be looking into the matter.
I am writing this because I feel guilty. I don’t want CDC to go in and rip this child away from this mother. I don’t think that was her intention at all. I want her to receive the help she needs and be steered in the right direction where to go for help. This comes at a price, though. It comes at a severe price and I wasn’t quite sure where to go. I think she probably loves her child and wants to provide him with a better home but she just went about it the wrong way. Is there something else I should have done? Am I just over reacting with this whole guilty thing? I’m not sure.