Pregnancies are not often deliberately sought out by teenage girls, but one high-schooler in Michigan seems to have wanted a baby so badly that she pretended to be pregnant. With triplets. For 10 months. In this noble endeavor, she was helped along by a site called Fakeababy.com, which sells products like silicone bellies and fake ultrasounds. The girl joined a Facebook group called “Mom of Triplets,” and when word of her non-existent bundles of joy began to spread, she started receiving gifts from relatives, a local church, and a non-profit group. The girl’s 16-year-old boyfriend thought it was strange when 10 months passed and none of his children arrived, but told a local news station that his girlfriend “gave me the story of micro preemies and how her doctor thought time would be better in there than time in the incubator” (face palm). The scheme unraveled after the girl uploaded photos of her faux ultrasounds to the “Mom of Triplets” group, and someone realized that the images were identical to ones sold on Fake a Baby.
Read the full story a The Washington Post.