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Couple Uses MySpace In Hunt For Baby

With three boys under their roof, a Michigan couple has turned to in search of the missing ingredient — a baby girl.

Sherry and Karl Dittmar of suburban Detroit say they spent five years in their latest effort to conceive, so they posted a request for a baby girl on the popular Web social site.

"Dear birthmother," the posting begins. "We cannot imagine how difficult making an adoption plan for your child must be. ... Thank you for including our profile in your search for the right family to raise your baby."

The MySpace page had not drawn any offers of a baby by Wednesday, although the couple got a lead on a pregnant teenage girl who was considering adoption, Sherry Dittmar told The Associated Press. She said she had received more than 1,700 messages since Monday alone.

"It's crazy," said the 31-year-old homemaker.

She said her ovarian condition complicated the couple's effort at conception.

"I am a strong Christian and haven't had a bad attitude" about fertility problems, she told The Detroit News. "God closed this door for a reason."

She and her 33-year-old husband became legal guardians of two sons six years ago. Ronald now is 11, and Joseph is 9. The couple are biological parents of Wyatt, 5.

"We would be thrilled to welcome a baby girl ... to our home," the couple's posting says. "We hope you feel our family is the right family for your child."

It was not immediately clear whether others have tried to find children for adoption on