Is she misguidedly and stupidly trying to do the right thing or is she a selfish cunt?
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pe...131121633.htmlPOLICE DON'T KNOW what a 54-year-old Philadelphia man planned to do with the infant boy he allegedly bought for $15,000 last week, but one thing's for sure - the baby's mother didn't care.
For less than the price of a new car, police said, Bridget Wismer, 33, of Brookside Park, Del., sold her month-old son to John Gavaghan, of Old Newtown Road near Tremont in Bustleton.
The transaction is believed to have occurred between Sept. 28 and Sept. 30, when police executed a search warrant on Gavaghan's home and found him with the child, said Cpl. John Weglarz of the New Castle County, Del., police.
Police there said they began their investigation on Sept. 4, when members of Wismer's family expressed concerns that she might be trying to sell the newborn to a man from Philadelphia.
Despite investigations and interviews, police were initially unable to confirm the allegations. Then Gavaghan was caught on video filling out papers about the sordid transaction while at Delaware Park and Casino in Wilmington, Weglarz said.
"It sounds ridiculous . . . but he was on video surveillance seen completing documents regarding the sale of a baby," Weglarz said. "It was clearly visible."
It's unclear what documents Gavaghan signed, since the sale of a child is illegal, and it's unknown why he signed them at a casino, Weglarz said.
DFS had begun its own investigation after receiving a similar report following the child’s birth according to this article: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/nat..._to_sell_baby/
http://www.delawareonline.com/articl...-infant-15-000Gloria Hockman, director of communications for the National Adoption Center, said the sale "certainly is an unwholesome and inappropriate way to deal with a baby you don't want to raise," she said.
She also said it is not uncommon.
"Lots of people are waiting in line for babies," she said. "This is not the first time that I've heard about someone paying for a baby. If her motive is to make $15,000, that's going to be an issue. But if she thought that the man would make a good father, she could have taken him to an agency or to an attorney who could have arranged a home study."
The investigation began Sept. 4, when police got a call from Wismer's grandmother saying her granddaughter was trying to "sell her newborn son to a homosexual couple for $15,000 because she did not want the child," according to court papers.
The baby's birth certificate lists Gavaghan as the biological father.
"He is not the biological father," Weglarz said. "They didn't even have a relationship. They met through mutual friends."
Detectives interviewed Wismer's mother and other family members, and they all denied that she planned to sell the infant. They alleged the grandmother was "confused when she made the initial allegation," according to court records.
And "Mom" goes on a media bltiz...
Video of mom at link: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/...131046238.htmlA new mom is in hot water after selling her newborn son for $15,000 so she could take her other two sons on a trip to Disney World, according to court documents.
The baby boy was born on Aug. 31 and according to court papers, Wismer didn't want the child.
In early September, detectives were tipped off by Wismer's grandmother, according to police. They investigated, but couldn't substantiate the baby-selling accusation. In late September, police got another tip that led them to the place where Wismer and Gavaghan met to finalize the deal.
On Sept. 30, two days after Gavaghan had allegedly taken the 1-month-old boy home, police arrested Gavaghan at his Philadelphia apartment and placed the baby in foster care. Wismer was arrested that same day at her home.
Wismer held back tears Tuesday as she tried to explain what happened.
"My friend was helping me take care of my son that I just had," Wismer said. "He’s always tried to adopt and I couldn’t raise another child.
"I wanted the best for my baby and he wanted the best for the baby and we did it the way we thought we were supposed to."
http://www.wdam.com/story/15618935/w...g-to-sell-babyBridget Wismer, 33, denied allegations that she tried to sell her son, Christian.
"I wouldn't just give my baby away and never see him," Wismer said. "I gave him to a friend."
The mother, who is already raising two children, lives with her mother and said she had fallen on hard times. Her friend John Gavaghan, 54, does not have any children and allegedly offered to help his friend out of the situation.
"He thought he was doing everything right, everything properly," said Gavaghan's neighbor, Rita Kurgan. "He is the most loving, wonderful person. No child could have a better father."
Wismer maintained that this is all a big misunderstanding and that if she could do things again, she would do them the same way.
The child is now in foster care.
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?se...ime&id=8378130[...] Wismer saidsaid Gavaghan is an old friend who, along with her partner, were trying to help her with her three children.
"He told me he'd help me out and he was like, 'We'll take care of the baby together," Wismer said.
On September 30th, with the help of Philadelphia police, detectives executed a search warrant on Gavaghan's home and allegedly found not only the baby, but evidence of a crime.
"We did come across evidence, documentation that, on 10 different occasions, there were agreements made - signed by both parties - in reference to the sale of purchase of that baby," said Corp. John Weglarz of the New Castle Co. Police.
"He was going to raise the baby and give the baby a life that I couldn't give because of my situation," Wismer said. "He was just looking out for me and the baby. We both just love this baby so much."
But police say they have documents with information regarding payments and balance due for the child to be born on 9/11. Police say Wismer and Gavaghan signed the documents.
"He was going to take care of this baby financially and help me out with my other two children," said Wismer.
Both Wismer and Gavaghan are charged with Dealing in Children and 2nd-Degree Conspiracy. Both were released from custody on bail.
If convicted, they could be each looking at five years in prison.
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/mom-says-she-didn't-sell-her-baby"I love my kid as much as anybody could love their kid," Wismer said.
"It never would have happened. I would never have had the baby. I have two children that I've raised. This is devastating for them too, because they haven't seen their baby brother."
Wismer and her other two sons live with her mother in Newark. She says when she got pregnant unexpectedly, and she went to a clinic to have an abortion.
"I couldn't go through with the abortion. I couldn't just give my baby away. I gave him to a friend who I knew was going to be in his life every day," Wismer said.
That friend was Jack Gavaghan. He didn't answer his door when we went knocking. Wismer admitted Gavaghan did give her money, but she insists it was not as payment for the baby.
"We were both doing this together. We were going to doctor's appointments together every day. There was nothing that wasn't together. The thing was he was giving me money and helping me with my other kids," Wismer said.
"I didn't do anything wrong. I didn't do anything wrong. There was nothing that was hidden, everything was out in the open," Wismer said.
Wismer is unemployed, a single mother, and already supporting two kids. And she's living with her mother.
Wismer told us her mother refused to put up the new baby also, and so she says she had no choice but to try to make it work with Jack Gavaghan.
That way, she could still be a part of the baby's life.