The adoption process is emotionally taxing, expensive, and painfully long. So after trying and failing to conceive, one Illinois couple decided to post an ad on Craigslist looking to adopt a baby.
Little did they know that the woman who responded, Heather Taylor, was a scam artist who had previously faked a pregnancy. Taylor responded to the ad posted by Mark and Tracy Dziekanski and agreed to let them adopt the child she was "currently carrying." They sent her money for medical needs; she sent them photos and even called Tracy from the delivery room when she was supposedly delivering the child.
The entire story seemed plausible, the couple thought, until it finally came time to meet their baby.