Shanghai prosecutors are reportedly building a case against a couple accused of selling their baby daughter online for money to purchase an iPhone after pretending the woman’s baby bump was a tumor.
……They reportedly posted “Adopt a Baby” with a trade in mind, asking for about $4,900 to $8,200. It’s unclear how much they ultimately received or when the transaction took place.
……Shanghai’s Chinese-language Jiefang Daily newspaper named the couple only as Mr. Teng and Ms. Zhang, who defended their actions as an act of love and sacrifice. “We did not send the baby off for a profit, but to give the child a better life of security,” the couple said, according to the newspaper.
Though judging by the parents, airdropping the child into an enclosure with rabid rottweilers would give it “a better life of security.” Or at least love. If they were really selfless, they’d sell their kidneys for the iPhone instead.