GUEST BLOG: Extortion by a Birthmother
Dear [Adoptive father] and [Adoptive mother]:
“Hope you all have a nice Christmas! How was your cruise? Hope [Child] is doing good, I think of him quite often. I tried calling you to ask for a recent picture of [Child] & see how he is doing, but your phone was disconnected. I assume it’s because you all don’t want me to bother you since you have the baby now. It is like when I was pregnant you would have done anything for me, now that you have the baby it is like I don’t exist anymore. I have a lot of unpaid medical bills for the nine months I was pregnant that Medicaid didn’t pay. My car engine went out. I couldn’t even afford Christmas for [Birthmothers daughter]. This will be the last time I will ask you for anything or even bother you.
I need $2,000 for my unpaid medical bills and fix my car. So the total that you all will have paid me is $4,500, that’s not much for a baby is it?? Do you have any idea what I went through in 9 months, sick every day, had surgery had all kinds of special tests.
I seen the father of the baby the other day, he is in town for Christmas. So if you don’t want to send me the $2000, I will tell him about the baby and I’m sure he will come for his son. This is not a threat but a promise. I’m only looking out for my daughter [Birthmothers daughter], she needs a ride for appts. Which is hard to do without a car. There’s couples I had talked to that was willing to pay me $10,000 for a baby, but I chose you guys. I feel $4,500 is cheap for a baby when you can’t have one yourself. If I don’t receive the $2,000 by Jan 10, 2002, I will contact the father and this is his first, so I know he’ll fight for [Child].
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