Couple Deceived by Woman Pretending to Be Pregnant Will 'Never Forgive Her'


Also, the photos Taylor sent them of their daughter didn't seem to be of the same baby, Mark and Tracy Dziekanski said.

At one point, the couple said Taylor told them she made it to Illinois and was staying at a hotel near them.

“We couldn't get a hold of her. Finally, she called back. She said she was sorry about all of this, and that she's changed her mind,” Mark Dziekanski said. "Her mom was going to help out in ways that she would be able to afford to keep our Anna.”

“I'm like, 'Come on. This is getting absolutely ridiculous, this whole story,'” Tracy Dziekanski said.

The Dziekanskis decided to contact people with Craigslist ads looking to adopt children and ask them if they dealt with anyone named Heather Taylor. One woman in North Carolina responded.

The woman, named Nicole, told Tracy Dziekanski a familiar story. Taylor told Nicole that she was pregnant with a baby, one she agreed to give to Nicole.

“Heather went to extreme efforts to convince ... both couples that she was pregnant,” Detective Flynn said. “From my understanding, and speaking with Heather Taylor's family, she's had a long history of making up stories about other things.”

Even after learning that Taylor lied to them, Mark and Tracy Dziekanski said they told Taylor they would not involve the police if she paid them back, but she never did.

Taylor declined a request for an interview, but told "20/20" on the phone that she did it for attention and to feel wanted.

“She did not get a ton of money. I think grand total from both cases she got less than $2,000,” Detective Flynn said. “My only guess is that she enjoyed the attention.”

Taylor was sentenced to between 6 and 17 months in jail. Her sentence was reduced to 36 months supervised probation, and she had to seek mental treatment.

Mark and Tracy Dziekanski now have a fostering license and hope to adopt children through the fostering process.

“It is hard [seeing children], 'cause our little one would be a year old and we'd be taking her to the park, maybe not now but maybe further in the summer, chasing her around like crazy,” Tracy Dziekanski said. “We have so much love to give any baby, any child that there's no way that ... it's not going happen.”

“I’ll never forgive her,” Mark Dziekanski said.

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