What is the cost for a black market baby these days? Apparently, for a Miami mother, $7,000 was enough for the sale of her eight-month old son.
Kenia Quiala Bosque, 30, was arrested Sunday after an investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement. She was charged with adoption violation.
Bosque had arranged to meet a Monroe County man in Miami on Saturday to exchange the child for the money.
When the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about the transaction, the FDLE arranged to have an undercover agent be at the baby handoff. Authorities said the FDLE has four recorded conversations with her and the undercover officer.
Bosque failed to show up for the exchange. Fearing for the child’s safety and well-being, deputies and agents went to her home and had enough evidence to make an arrest, authorities said.
Bosque was booked into Miami-Dade County jail and was being held on $5,000 bond on Monday.
Her two other children were placed in the custody of relatives, authorities said.
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle called the situation “a sign of the times,” when referring to why Bosque may have tried to sell her child.
I know people are desperate in these tough economic times and many have had to sell personal belongings to pay the rent – but selling your own child – that is beyond comprehension. Had this mother been successful in selling her baby, I believe it would have only been a matter of time before family members intervened and tried to locate the missing child. Did this woman think no one would notice she was short one child?