'My Adoptive Parents Bought Me For $5,000'
It’s a story that made headlines in the early 1990’s and became the subject of a Lifetime movie, “Baby Brokers,” about a couple accused of scamming would-be adoptive parents out of thousands of dollars by promising them one of their unborn babies in exchange for financial support.
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Karen’s now ex-husband, Frankie, says they had 10 children in 10 years. He claims Karen put eight of them “up for adoption” without his knowledge.
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But Sandy, who was born to the then-couple in 1984, claims “He’s got more to do with it than he’s willing to admit.”
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In the video above, Sandy says that she was “bounced” between two different families for the first six months of her life.
“My adoptive parents bought me for $5,000,” she says, adding, “I feel like my mother sold me like I was a piece of furniture.”
In part one of a two-part Dr. Phil, Sandy meets Frankie face-to-face for the first time since she was a newborn. Plus, find out what Karen and Frankie’s youngest child says happened when she was just two days old.
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