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. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Are you involved in a story that has made the headlines?
The babies’ biological mother, Karen Leanne Dees, was eventually arrested and convicted of one count of mail fraud and five counts of wire fraud. She spent 30 months in prison.
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. WATCH ‘Are You Telling Me That You Did Not Know That You Were Part Of A Baby Factory?’
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.” WATCH Man Claims He Had ‘No Idea’ His Daughter Was Being Adopted When He Signed Paperwork
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.
to find out where you can watch Monday’s episode. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Ready to confront someone? Woman Says She Wants Dad To ‘Own Up’ To His Part In Alleged Adoption Scam