OK, so I remember this one episode where there was a lady who would contact other women and make it seem like she would be willing to sell her baby to them. In court, there were like three women who had sent money to her and expected the baby (obviously, each woman didn’t know about the other). She testified that she was only asking for financial help and that if they thought that they were getting the baby then it was their fault, not hers.
McCoy and his assistant (I forget which) only won the case after the lady’s boyfriend turned on her, testified against her, and told about how they knew a lawyer who told her just the right words to say so that if she ever did get sued, she could claim that she never said anything to indicate that she would give up her baby.
My question is, and this may vary from state to state, if the case were real, would she really be able to get off the hook because she never explicitly said she was selling the baby, or would a judge be able to say something to the effect of “Three women thinking the same thing isn’t a coincidence, it’s obvious that you lead them to believe that they would receive the baby if they sent you the money.”?
Also, I can’t remember if the mother tricked the other women into thinking that they would legally adopt the baby, or if it would be more like a black market transaction, but for the sake of the question, let’s assume that they thought that they would get to adopt it legally.