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Casey Never Wanted Caylee

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Guest blogger Mom de Plume: Court documents show Casey Anthony wanted to give Caylee up for adoption but her mother wouldn't let her. Is grandma responsible for Caylee's disappearance?

It turns out, Casey Anthony never wanted to be a mom. At least according to court documents that say the 22-year-old mother of missing Florida toddler, Caylee Anthony, wanted to give the girl up for adoption before she was born. Casey's own mother, Cindy Anthony, insisted her daughter keep the child.

Now, 3-year-old Caylee has been missing since June in a tragic story that's yet to completely unravel.

Hindsight is 20/20--but if Casey's mother had supported her daughter's wish to put her daughter up for adoption, Caylee might be living happily with her adoptive parents.

It's likely it would've been easy to find Caylee a good home. Currently,there aren't enough babies to go around. In 1971 there were 90,000 U.S. adoptions of newborns. Because of the pill, abortion and acceptance of single moms, last year's numbers were only 22,000. A report from the The Virginia-Pilot says,  "Birth mothers can now afford to be choosy."  Perhaps Casey Anthony could have selected a family who would have provided a warm, loving home for Caylee, rather than Casey's idea of motherhood--which seems to involve a lot of partying.

Why would Cindy Anthony pressure her daughter to keep her baby when she herself has been referring to Casey as "a sociopath"? Maybe the lure of having a grandchild clouded Cindy's reasoning.

Whatever the reason, motherhood is not for everyone--and if a woman is ill-equipped to be a parent, shouldn't other alternatives be explored?

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007 August 26, 2008, 1:58 PM

If Casey did not want to be a mom, Cindy should not have interferred. Caylee would be better off now. Casey should not be judged for not wanting to be a mom at 19yrs… Hats off to her for not opting for abortion, but she should not have been persuaded to keep the baby. Adoption would have been best for everyone. Cindy should have just kept her nose out.

kevin August 26, 2008, 2:19 PM

who supported this loser? who gave her money for her pot? how can this padilla say caylee is safe and good with friends when she has not been home with family for 3 months. this guy is a total idiot. hate to think of his loser family.

Sheri August 26, 2008, 3:18 PM

I am not sure how I feel about Casey and without all the information or knowing what happened to Caylee I am not going to judge her.
My concern is currently finding Caylee.

I defiantly feel that you can not judge a mother old or young for intially not wanting a baby.
I can name a dozen moms ages 17- 45, who didn’t want their babies at first., who went on to be kick ass mamas.

linda August 26, 2008, 3:44 PM

what about this senerio: casey finds out she is pregnant and tries to hide it for 7 months! (the news reported that)so she thinks she can hide it the whole time…her parents didnt even know….so she makes a deal to sell her newborn and hide the money til later. she goes to the airport and hands baby over to new parents and does not repoert her missing for a month so as to give the new parents enough time to settle in with baby and have nobody searching for them! then a month later she says her baby is missing!! Now that scenerio could make sense!!

amde August 26, 2008, 3:53 PM

Linda you don’t know the facts of this case. This is not a newborn it is a 3 year old.

eva August 26, 2008, 4:36 PM

amde now what linda is saying is true. Now that would make more sense…. then the bull that shes pulling here, she has to know where her baby is, i hope that if she did it, lock her up and throw away the key.

Renee August 26, 2008, 5:16 PM

In this case I think even an abortion would have been justified.

diane August 26, 2008, 5:23 PM

I can’t claim that I’m not passing judgement on Casey—I’ve been obsessed by the whole thing—mostly just trying to figure out what would make a person turn out like her. However—the thing about her thinking about wanting to put her yet unborn child up for adoption shouldn’t be an issue in the press. That would probably at least cross the minds of any unmarried young girls, and that does not make them criminals. Unfortunately, I do believe Casey is a criminal of the worst kind, but not because she thought about adoption.

Niki August 26, 2008, 5:29 PM

Casey Anthony was ready to make the ONE responsible decision she could have as a mother who knew she had no place for a child in her life: giving Caylee up for adoption.

But once again, Mom saves the day, by opening her big BLOW HOLE where it doesn’t belong. Thanks Cindy. For nothing.

Anonymous August 26, 2008, 5:53 PM

OMG - I never heard this. Tragic.

Anonymous August 26, 2008, 6:12 PM

Casey Anthony should have been placed in a psychiatric ward instead of playing Mom. She has a long history of being a liar and a thief. I blame her family as much as I do Casey. This brings me back to the Mom who drowned her five children in Texas. If her family had done something more responsible her kids would be alive today. We need to wake up and realize mental problems don’t fix themselves! It is the families responsibility to make sure the ill person is cared for and if they refuse care remove the innocent from the situation so they cannot be harmed. The only victim in this is Caylee. I’m convinced she is where suffering doesn’t exist anymore. Thank God! The authorities should not only charge Casey with Caylee’s murder but charge the Grandparents for allowing Caylee to be in this situation to begin with and then lying to protect Casey. How could you protect the person who killed your Grandaughter? Rest in Peace Caylee!

Catherine August 26, 2008, 9:10 PM

PLease… all the parents out there raise their hands,OK? Now quick, how easy is it to “misplace” your child? This is not a pair of glasses or your car keys we’re talking about. Oh and for those of you who don’t have kids think for a minute about your parents, think they’d misplace you? Umm…no.
This chick and her mom are about the scariest people I’ve ever heard of. One loses her kid…and has a car that smells of eau de cadaver and the other does the talk show circuit talking about her missing grand baby. CaN YOU SAY “MULTIGENERATIONAL SOCIOPATHY”? I knew you could.

cindyp August 26, 2008, 9:45 PM

That poor child is dead some place. Sadly I think she was out someplace partying forcing the child to stay in the car and found her dead. What I cannot understand why the parents aren’t shaking the crap out of her to get the info.

Margaret  August 27, 2008, 12:54 AM

Hey 007 - regarding your comment “Hats off to her for not opting for abortion” how dare you compliment a girl who treated a child born into this world under with such reckless disregard for this child’s life. Her parent’s gave her an option that she was lucky to have. What they should have done was thrown her out on her butt and kept the child and raised her on their own, after they saw how she treated her. Her parent’s are in a state of emotional turmoil right now and appear to be suffering from post traumatic stress. They will say anything in the hopes of getting their little grandaughter back. I am sure after all is said and done, probably a sad ending to this horrible story, they will change their tune to their evil daughter and their true feelings will come out after many sessions of therapy. That family is probably exhausted from years of Casey problems. Hats off? are you kidding? I am not pro abortion, but hats off to the parents, not her. They are probably the ones who talked her out of it, you idiotic self absorbed hiprocrit.

diane August 27, 2008, 5:16 AM

i think caylee is alive and her mother set up an illegal adoption with someone out of this country. after all it was 30 days before she said anything about her missing and that would be long enough to get her out of the country with no one asking any questions or looking for her. they also need to find out who the biological father is and check that out because usually when a child is missing one or the other parent is usually the one who took the child. maybe he found out and he and his family have the child. i can not believe this story. if she did give her away is that legal and her right to do so….

cara August 27, 2008, 11:05 AM

She could of had an abortion for chrissakes. And her mother allowed this behavoir her whole life, allowing her to think it is acceptable to lie. Well it’s not. If this kids alive, and Casey sold her, we need to let the Afghan’s deal with her. But I think and actually hope the child has passed on for the image of what her days must entail if she were alive is somewhere I do not want to go. Regardless, the only thing the gma said that was honest is that her child IS a sociopath, without a doubt. Moms…don’t let your kids get away with lying. Tell them to tell the truth no matter how bad it makes them look.

Elizabeth J August 27, 2008, 3:31 PM

Who’s to say she didn’t already place her child with an adoptive couple from overseas, and that’s why she doesn’t seem all that concerned about not knowing where her child is, now?

cindyp August 27, 2008, 4:11 PM

It has just been reported on msnbc that some of the tests having come back from the body farm in tn have found there was a decomposing body in that car.

knarahs August 27, 2008, 4:50 PM

If Cindy Anthony thought her daughter was a “sociopath,” why on earth would she leave that lovely little girl with her? Why would she let Casey take Caylee ANYWHERE if she thought Casey had severe psychological problems. That makes as much sense as letting a little child play in the middle of a highway. Cindy Anthony has as much to answer for as Casey does.

Anonymous August 28, 2008, 4:59 PM

So my theory

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