FakeABaby.com is a real website and allows a woman to do exactly as it says.
According to Fox Michigan, a 16-year-old told everyone in her life she was pregnant with triplets, including her boyfriend, Jordan, whom she informed was the father. She wasn't actually pregnant, though; with the help of FakeABaby.com, the teen acquired fake ultrasound photos and prosthetic stomachs and used them to convince her friends and family. Via Fox Michigan:
Eventually, the family embraced the pregnancy and started preparing for the birth. As the months passed, gifts for the babies started pouring in. A church in Taylor, a nonprofit in Dearborn and a Facebook group that she joined called "Moms of Triplets" all donated to the young family. Last May, relatives even threw a baby shower for the expectant mother who had already named her three babies - Ivan, Alice and Isabella.
But time (approximately 10 months) passed, as it inexorably does, and there were no signs of a pregnancy. The teen had apparently posted a photo of her ultrasound (the one she bought from FakeABaby.com) and posted it on a Facebook group called "Moms of Triplets." A woman in that Facebook group realized that the teen's ultrasound was fake, and tipped off one of the teen's aunt of the ruse.
Meanwhile, her boyfriend Jordan had his own qualms.
"For about 10 months…she gave me the story about micro preemies and how her doctor thought time would be better in there than time in the incubator," Jordan told Fox Michigan.
On the day before her planned C-section, the teen backed out, to the deep concern of another aunt, who called police. According to Fox Michigan, the teen told police she "lost" the kids six weeks in.
"She lost the baby at six weeks," the girl's brother told the TV station. "She didn't tell anybody; she was scared and didn't know what to do. All donations she took are being returned."
The family, meanwhile, claim "they saw a lot of red flags" and "continually asked a lot of questions, but say she always seemed to have an answer."
Wyandotte, Mich. police are investigating; the teen could possibly face criminal charges, Fox Michigan reports, given the gifts and thousands in donations she accepted.
"The gifts, they couldn't even open at the shower there was so much," her aunt Jessica Adams said.
[h/t the Washington Post]
Michael Rosen is a reporter for Fusion based out of Oakland.