A baby is God’s wonderful blessing to every human being. However, circumstances can at times force a person to do the impossible.
That is what happened when 25-year-old Inna Petrova was caught on CCTV camera selling her 3 months old baby for just $45.
From the footage Petrova is seen embracing her baby girl tightly for a few seconds and kissing her before handing her over to the buyer.
She then sobs as she walks away from the airport in the company of another woman.
Petrova blames poverty and the lack of support from the child’s father as the major reasons behind her move to sell the little angel.
Petrova responded to an online advertisement placed by 43-year-old Natalia Zhdanova.
From the advertisement, Zhdonova and her husband claimed that they were looking for a new born baby under the age of 3 months to buy.
The funny thing is, Zhdonova claims that she had all the adoption papers ready and all they were looking for is a baby to buy.
The incident took place in Russia where Zhdonova flew nearly 2,000 kilometers from St Petersburg to go pick the baby in Omsk Airport.
Even though the buying and selling of a baby is not justified, paying an air ticket that costs $250 to go purchase a baby for a mere $45 is insane.
The Russian authorities report that, the buyer used a fake birth certificate to claim the baby's ownership.
Even though Zhdonova managed to fly back to St Petersburg with the baby, authorities that investigate heinous crimes managed to review the footage and apprehended both women.
While under questioning, Petrova confessed of regretting her action to sell the baby.
Likewise, Zhdonova says that she had the urge of raising a newborn child after her only son, who is now an adult, left home.
What do you think? Should poverty-stricken mothers – or parents – be allowed to sell their babies?
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