MONTERREY, Mexico -- A San Antonio couple was arrested in Monterrey after inquiring about a visa at the U.S. Consulate here for a 2-week-old baby boy they said was given to them, police said Thursday.
The couple told police the baby's mother gave them the baby because she was too poor to care for him. They said they paid for the woman's expenses during childbirth but denied buying the baby boy.
The couple told police they had traveled to Monterrey a year ago to try to adopt a child but were rejected because they were living in the United States. They said they hadn't tried to adopt in Texas because it is too expensive.
"We thought it would be easy to do it this way, but we didn't do it in bad faith," [Tomasa] Ibarra told El Norte. "We wanted to do it the right way, that's why we came to ask."
Let's see, they didn't want to play by the adoption rules in their homeland because the process is too expensive. Then they try to adopt in another country, but they are turned down because they don't live there. So they try to find an "easy" way to skirt the rules by paying some poor woman to give up her child.
Sounds like buying a baby to me. At least it wasn't done in "bad faith".
UPDATE: More here from the Express-News.