Kenia Quiala Bosque did not comment after leaving court Thursday.
Child advocates said Thursday they are arranging for therapy for the two older children of a Miami mom who is accused of trying to sell her 8-month-old baby for $7,000.
Kenia Quiala Bosque, 30, was reunited with her estranged husband Osmani Pelegrín – in Miami-Dade Juvenile Court – for a brief dependency hearing Thursday afternoon. Judge Maria Sampedro-Iglesia granted the prosecution’s request for an extension until Tuesday morning so prosecutors can investigate further.
Bosque, of Hialeah, was arrested Dec. 4, the day after she offered her son for $7,000 in cash to a Monroe County man, according to police. In her initial court appearance, she told a judge she is jobless and gets $650 a month in child support.
Pelegrín is the legal father of the three children – including an 8-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl – though another man came forward earlier this month to say he is the biological father of the infant.
Advocates told Judge Hanzman Thursday that the two older kids have been asking where their mother was because they have not seen her in 18 days, and that a case worker told them that she was on a field trip – but once they saw Bosque on television, they started questioning where she was.
Bosque, who is charged with a felony adoption violation, nodded her head from side to side and did not comment after leaving court Thursday. She had been jailed on $25,000 bail.
An attorney for Pelegrín also did not comment.