Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Babies for Sale, Not Really; Mother Joins Reborning Craze Where Dolls Are Made to Look like Real Kids

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Babies for Sale, Not Really; Mother Joins Reborning Craze Where Dolls Are Made to Look like Real Kids

Article excerpt

Byline: David Stuart Tweed reporter

RACHEAL Ambler will happily sell you a baby with a birth certificate for a few hundred dollars online.

She is one of a growing group of women who call themselves baby makers and use the internet to sell babies that are guaranteed to be disease free and to age gracefully.

But there's nothing dodgy about this.

It's part of the reborning craze where dolls are made to look and feel like real babies.

And the vinyl dolls bear an uncanny resemblance.

aI made one that was the size of a one-year-old and had it sitting here on the floor and my husband... came in here to do the dishes and he thought that our son had gotten up,a Ms Ambler said.

A room in her Murwillumbah house is dedicated to reborning and has racks and benches covered with paints, tools, sponges, limbs and heads. …

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