Snuggled in a Moses basket on Laura Henning's couch in Smithtown, N.Y., Emily is an undeniably beautiful newborn. Wisps of dark hair frame the sleeping baby's face, her scrunched pout hinting of newly minted dreams.She's just been sold on eBay for $575 and will soon leave the quilt-lined basket for a cardboard box, priority-mailed to her new "adoptive parents" in Indiana.
Baby Magic ; Cheap Dolls, Made Over, Become Precious On Ebay
"Some people get very attached to them, like it's their own child," says Henning, a 31-year-old mother of three, adjusting Emily's magnetized pacifier. "I've had people say, 'Give her a snuggle for me when you ship her.'-"Highly realistic dolls like Emily have a quasi-sci-fi, quasi- evangelical moniker - "reborns." Popula...