I remember the first time I read this, and how upset I was. I was out with my husband, and we had just paid for dinner. It was right at $25.
The stupidity of trying to sell a kid is enough on its own, but imagine what might have happened if someone had accepted the offer. No decent person would participate, and that kid's future could have been another headline in a few months, one just as sad as the original.
The child has since been adopted.