A couple discover that the baby girl they're trying to adopt is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The couple become part of a sting operation to bust the baby-selling ring.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathalie Johnson
Steve Johnson
Gabor Szabo
Joey Perrotta
Ellen David ...
Kathy Williamson
Laura Jackson
Vlasta Vrana
Abeille Gélinas ...
Janka's Roommate
Matthew Rothpan ...
Evan Johnson
Cary Lawrence ...
Nancy Norris
Bobo Vian ...
Carolyn Nybo
David Gow ...
Mr. Perryman
Anik Matern ...
Mrs. Perryman
Agent Ruddy


Michigan surgeon Steve Johnson has a happy family with shopkeeper Nathalie and their adoptive pre-teen son Evan. They want a second child, but neither the natural way nor VIF works, so they hope to adopt again. Their lawyer fails to get one and advises against Internet offers, but Nathalie insists to try at least one, from New York lawyer Gabor Szabo, offering penniless Hungarian Janka's daughter Gitta. Indeed he tries to auction her off, which isn't even illegal. New York cop Joey Perrotta failed to pose as candidate-adoptive father, but recruits the Johnsons for his legally shaky case. They accept although keeping Gitta is far from obvious. Written by KGF Vissers

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They never dreamed starting a family would cost this much.








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This movie is based on a "real life" story
21 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is why Lifetime made this movie! "On July 23, 2003 Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to Introduce Legislation Inspired by LIFETIME Original Movie "Baby For Sale";- New Bill to Establish National and Tougher Penalties for Illegal Baby Brokering."

In 2004, The Senate and the House of Representatives of The United States of America assembled and passed the Baby Selling Prohibition Act of 2004.

"Baby Selling Prohibition Act of 2004 is modeled after New York's Law. This critical legislation will prevent families from enduring the same agony that the Schneider's went through and will ensure that every adoptive child's safety and the best interest is strictly maintained in all adoption cases."

In the United States of America Congressional Record dated, July 22, 2004, page 17126 (S2748) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Assembled.

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