Mom Tries to Sell Son for $2K
Needless to say, Jessica Marie Beers has been arrested
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2011 12:27 PM CDT
A Florida mom is in custody after attempting to sell her son for $2,000.   (©stevendepolo)

(Newser) – A 29-year-old Florida woman is in custody after offering to sell her 5-year-old son to another couple for $2,000. James Gardner and his wife befriended Jessica Marie Beers in church, and since she was struggling with money, they started covering some expenses and food for Beers and her son. But Beers began leaving her son with the Gardners more often, and the couple realized she was addicted to prescription drugs, ABC Action News reports. Then Beers made the offer to the Gardners.

Gardner reported the offer to the Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, and detectives arrested Beers at a prearranged location where she was planning to hand over the boy to Gardner. She admitted her plan to the authorities, but wouldn’t say why she was doing it; the Gardners believe she wanted the money for more drugs. Beers is charged with crimes including sale of parental rights, and the boy is with child protection investigators. (Click for another recent baby-for-sale scheme.)

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garfield
Nov 10, 2011 2:11 PM CST
Here is my e-mail address is anyone whom reads this and they have an idea or can help me adopt the young boy so he will have a new forever home. Foster care moves the children to much and he would be far better off living with me. I have been wanting to adopt a child for 5 years now and I have not found a child I might be able to adopt until now. princegarfield@gmx.com please e-mail me if you are are able to help me adopt this young boy.
garfield
Nov 10, 2011 5:02 AM CST
I would love to adopted the young boy. I am divorced and can not have children of my own. It would be my great honor to adopt him and take him away from that poor life he is living in. Had to use socks for tissue paper. I wrote the mother to see if she would be willing to give me full custody of the child but she has not written back. I can not father any children due to accident and he would be treated as if he was my real child not a adopted one. I buy him everything a boy could want and gave him want he need most safe and a secure home life. I wish his mother would let me adopt him so he will not have to live in one foster home after another.
1GoodAtheist@Ya
Aug 23, 2011 9:39 AM CDT
I once knew a young white woman (about 23 yrs old) who sold a newborn baby of hers to a couple for $3000.00 and she DIDN'T have a drug problem. The b*tch was simply a severely dysfunctional Mother F**ker. She had a total of about 4 kids (counting the one that she sold). Her 1st child was a beautiful little girl (mixed: black & white) about 5 years old. Then, she had twins for another black guy, then, if I remember correctly, she had an all-white baby after that (I was no longer in association with her at this point, but I heard this from her cousin that I was dating at the time. That last baby is the one that she sold. Then, she became a 'Paid Escort' (Politically Correct term for Prostitute). No drug problem, mind you. That all happened about 16 years ago. No telling what else happened since then. But I'm sure the dysfunction continues.. :-/