Monday, May 26, 2008

These Parents Are A "Joke"

There are days when every parent is so exhausted from the sheer energy levels of their children that they really need a break. My friend and I have often joked and said, "Need a few?" when on the phone and could hear kids running in the background.

However, apparently one set of parents decided to take it one step further when they placed their seven month old on eBay. They posted this sweet baby for an opening bid of one euro (or $1.60). After German authorities took custody of the baby, the parents said it was just a joke. Authorities are investigating the parents for possible child trafficking.

A joke? Somebody better teach these people some knock-knock jokes, thumb wrestling, even hide and seek. Putting your child on eBay doesn't even fall into the "joke" category!

3 comments:

Photog-Mama said...

How do I even respond to this?

Deanna said...

Me either. I've really been praying about whether or not it is God's will for us to consider adoption in our future. When I see stories like this my heart aches to give some precious baby out there a stable family.

Photog-Mama said...

I'll keep your family in my prayers.

And I know what you mean. There are so many good families that could help with these kids.