Of course, I would love for you to shop with me! But read on to find out where else to buy a reborn and not get scamed.

Reborns are a form of 3D art created to look like a baby.  They are not toy dolls, and therefore can not be find in toy stores, or places like Amazon, AliExpress, etc.  Ashton Drake and Paradise Galleries are the only two exceptions where you can get realistic looking dolls from a "store."  

The "reborn dolls" you see for sale on Amazon, Walmart, AliExpress, Alibaba, or Wish, for example, are simply dolls: not reborn art dolls. They are factory produced and rooted (even when they say hand-rooted) using counterfeit sculpts that reborn sculptors have created, and they are often made using vinyl that contains phthalates or PVCs, which are toxic to us and banned in most countries, including Canada and the United States. That's why they are cheaper than other reborns for sale.

The photos below are from a REAL customer, who thought she was purchasing the reborn on the left, but received this counterfeit version of Levi by Bonnie Brown on the right.  The baby came wearing a wig, with factory painted orange colored lips, shiny skin, not realistically weighted, and smelling very unpleasant. It was estimated to cost more to ship the reborn back for a return than what she paid for the reborn itself. I won't name the website where she got it from to prevent being sued...but it starts with an A, and is very popular and well known.

Fake counterfeit scam Levi by Bonnie Brown sold cheap on Amazon, AliExpress, Reborn Dolls scammers.

Reborn dolls are not cheap either.  If you are being sold or offered a reborn doll for less than $300USD, ask why the price is so low.  It could be that the reborn is pre-loved, or the artist is new, etc.  

Posting that you are looking for a cheap reborn doll, or commenting on a post for a cheap reborn doll makes you vulnerable to scammers messaging you on Facebook.  So do not do this!  Ask the artist for the price directly, and avoid groups and posts of cheap reborns for sale.  

If purchasing on Facebook, ask the seller for a safety photo, and an item of your choice.  A safety photo is a written piece of paper that lists the seller's name, the reborn doll's sculpt name and artist, the reborn doll artists' name, and a recent date. So ask the artist for this, with ALL of that information, and give them an item to put in the photo to prove that they are in possession of the reborn and they are who they say they are.  For example, you can ask them to take a photo of the reborn, with the safety photo and a spoon, or a pencil or a sock, to give you an idea.

Know the difference between silicone and vinyl.  Silicone is sticky to the touch, made of soft material, and flexible like a marshmallow.  Vinyl is soft to the touch and not sticky, has some flexibility but is mostly hard.  There is no such thing as silicone-vinyl - they are two different materials.  Having said that, silicone is significantly more expensive than vinyl, so be weary of cheap silicone dolls for sale as they could also be a scam.

Never pay with PayPal friends and family. If you do this, there is no way to get your money back in the event that you are not sent anything at all, or, are sent something completely different than what you thought you were purchasing.  Pay with PayPal Goods and Services, which protects both you and the seller.  If you're shopping on an artist's website, that is a safe place to pay with other payment methods, just look for the "lock" icon at the top of the page next to the website's URL address, which indicates that it is a safe website.  

So, how do you find a reborn doll artist near you, and purchase a legitimate reborn art doll?  Let me help you with that!

Obviously, I would be tickled pink if you would adopt a reborn from me, however; here are some other options for you to explore!

1.  www.reborns.com - this website is a professional and legitimate website where you can purchase from reborn doll artists and you can also find previously loved (aka second hand) reborns for cheaper than buying new! New artists will also sell their reborn dolls for cheaper than artists with more experience or realism.

2. Ashton Drake (on the Bradford Exchange website) - Ashton Drake has affordable and realistic reborn dolls for sale! Some are even hand-rooted!  They have both vinyl and silicone reborns, as well as breathing babies, touch activated babies, rooted babies, and babies with heartbeats. Better yet, some of the popular reborn sculptors also work with Ashton Drake! Artists like Linda Murray, Ping Lau, and Marita Winters, to name a few.

3. Paradise Galleries - Similar to Ashton Drake, Paradise Galleries offers original, affordable, realistic reborn dolls for sale as well.  

4. Etsy / eBay / Facebook / Instagram / Kijiji etc. - if you are an experienced collector, and you know what questions to ask, what to look for, how not to get scammed, and who your artist is, you can purchase from an artist on Etsy, eBay, or from social media sites, but be careful!

There are a lot of scammers out there who pretend to sell a doll they have in their possession, that they never had in their possession at all. Or they will make a doll and sell the same doll to ten people. 

Some sellers are selling reborns that were made from counterfeit reborn doll kits purchased from AliExpress, or were painted with regular acrylic paints, not professionally.  Some people use photoshop or filters to make their babies appear more lifelike or pretty than they really are. 

Facebook has a lot of awesome scam prevention groups you can join.  Once you're approved in the group, you can search for the "artist" within the group to see if anyone else has outed them as a known scammer.  I recommend these three groups:

Reborn Scammers US/Canada & Trusted Reborn Artists

Scammers of Reborn Babies

Reborn Doll Scammers and Liars

If you're ever unsure, send the post to me or another trusted artist to verify the authenticity before purchasing, to keep you and your family safe.

Happy adopting!


Ellie Neal said:

Dollrebornsalez@outlook.com are they a legit website to buy from done been scamed once from another place so want to make sure about this one

Tamara Norman said:

I was scammed by RebornArtDoll.com. Please don’t purchase anything from this website! What I ordered and what I actually received was like night and day.

Tamara Norman said:

I was scammed by RebornArtDoll.com. Please don’t purchase anything from this website! What I ordered and what I actually received was like night and day.

Karen Comer said:

I was wondering about a a doll I’m getting ready to by from someone I found on Facebook it’s called Silicon Baby Dolls dies anyone know if this is legit or not believe me I’ve had more than my share of scammers especially with these dollars I talked to the person on messenger but I’m really skeptical about 350.00 for a full silicone doll weighing 7 3/4 pounds and 20 inches long sounds cheap from my last priceing of these dolls. If you know about these people please let me know.thanks

Jennifer Hendrickson said:

Looking to buy my first full platinum silicone baby💋 don’t have allot of money to buy one but I want a reasonable priced. Where can I buy one and not get scammed?

Jennifer Roberts said:

Sorry but some of the dolls on reborns .com are downright frightening creepy legit or not the other dolls look way better

Jennifer Roberts said:

Sorry but some of the dolls on reborns .com are downright frightening creepy legit or not the other dolls look way better

Lauren said:

How about Babeside.com? Legit or no?

Olivia said:

if anyone knows where a twin a that can take a bath for an affordable price is tell me ty!

Debra S Flickinger said:

What do u know about Tasha Morris? Or Pixiemommy’s reborns? On FB. TY.

Debra S Flickinger said:

I have been scammed several times also. Last one was EDDIE PETERSON. He never said anything about delivery until I received a call from “delivery person” Eddie keeps harassing me about the doll & $100 for delivery. I told him over n over I DON’T HAVE THE MONEY! keeps calling. Smh.

Liv de Angelis said:

Hi i have found someone on facebook who has a reborn full silicone for 300 dollars. I have just been scammed 3 times by online companies, dollreborns, tobeybaby and reborndolls. One never deluvered the baby and the other two sent a hard plastic vinyl doll and not the full silicone i had paid for.
Now this artist says she is trustworthy (!) and that i can trust her to send me what she sent on videos. Can u check for me please?btw i looked at your site first, but unfortunately all the dolls i loved were wayyyy over my budget! The site is full body silicone doll and teborn dolls and the person is Debra Sue. Please let me know, i cant tell if its a scam or not!

zoey said:

i love reborn baby dolls

Karen Gunn said:

Thank u so much for making this post. I’m looking to purchase my first reborn doll and I’m really scared to buy one, but this site has some really good advice and it’s made me feel loads better. I will definitely be taking it into account what I’ve read b4 i buy one

Rhonda S DeGrafft said:

I am by no means a professional and have wanted a reborn baby for so very long and I can tell you the ones on FB with like 2 or even more friends not more than a few though they are all scams. I know of at least 5 women who are scamming people if they ask you for the money right away or a deposit or want to go down on price so you’ll buy right then. Don’t do it!! I check everything now. I’m so careful because it’s so offensive and actually cruel to do to someone who wants one of these beautiful babies and gets a Walmart doll. My opinion and experience from a few issues. Be safe all

Cathy Hicks said:

STEAR CLEAR of RSGDOLLS.COM AMD DOLLSREBORN. COM.both are scams! I ordered a beautiful avatar reborn from BOTH sites at different times whst I got both times was a $26 AMAZON VINAL AND RUBBER knock off. NOT even CLOSE to advertised. Very disappointing wasted almost.$500 on 2 fake rubber dolls

Caroline Parker said:

Hi , do you have any info on Facebook group “reborn silicone dolls for adoption” with administrator “Sandra Bride” ? If scam or not?

AJ said:

rebornartdoll.com is a scam?? or no? Theyre cheap, but have good reviews on their site. other folks on a reddit say its a scam though…

Maggie Agan said:

I just adopted a beautiful little girl from RSGDOLLS I got scammed. They sent me a doll that was nothing like the doll I wanted. The doll looked like a doll from Dollar general!!

Jennifer Ferrebee said:

Hello I’m looking at getting a reborn baby I was looking at a site called rebornartdoll is this a real site anyone know please let me know thank you

Beverly Deweese said:

I was just scammed from “artist” Bright Jessica. Be warned. Region of sale is Africa.

Susan Umble said:

I got scammed by rebornart doll. I wish I would have looked into the site better

Reborn Dolls by Sara (Sara Lahaie) said:

⬇️ For any comments or questions, send me a message through my chat! When I reply to you, you likely won’t see it.

@Jessica I don’t think www.reborns.com is the website you used. It is a legit website with legit artists on it. If you did get scammed, email the website owner, Dave. He is one person. Each artist is one person too – we are not companies. You can’t mass produce reborn art dolls.

Vanessa – Love with Reborns and I are not affiliated, no.

Kerri – No. Silicone reborn baby dolls for sale and adoption is not a legit website. In fact, if you’re purchasing from a “company” instead of an individual “artist” you likely are not purchasing an authentic reborn and will be scammed. Please read my blogs, they will help protect you!

@Ruth, Ali is correct. Pinky Reborn is a scam site :( I sell affordable lightly hand painted silicone dolls. They are mass manufactured in Singapore. See Reborns for Sale section.

@Unknown – I already made some referrals in these blogs. Please read.

Thanks guys! ⬇️

Ali Hall said:

This comment is for Ruth, Pinky Reborn is a scam site just like RebornDolls.

unknown said:

I’m trying to find a good place to buy a reborn baby, do you have any good places to buy?

Ruth said:

I’m very tempted to buy a doll from pinky reborn, I’ve been told I can get a full silicone baby for $425 delivered, do you know anything about this brand

Jessica Calvillo said:

You should change this, I ordered from
The reborn doll website directly and was scammed.. so insanely disappointed. If I could add pictures I would.

Jessica Thompson said:

How much is it to get a Kaliyah reborn toddler made

Kerri L Pruitt said:

I’m trying to find out if Silicone reborn baby dolls for sale and adoption is a legitimate site. I’ve been talking to a lady named Jennifer Tuyer who has her reborns listed on Silicone reborn babydolls for sale and adoption. I was thinking about buying a full silicone reborn baby from her. I ask her for a safety photo and then asked her for more pictures showing the reborn arms, legs and tummy as well as different poses. She sent me a safety photo with my name and the date that I had asked for the safety photo, although she has not sent me any other pictures as I requested. She is telling me I can trust her and that she would not steal my money, or scam anyone. I don’t want to send my money and this be a scam. I have already been scammed two times before and it really hurts I don’t make much money and I can’t afford for this to happen to me again. this is why I’m asking for your help. If you can give me some insight on this matter it would be greatly appreciated. Kerri Pruitt

Vanessa said:

Is I lovewithreborns affiliated with this company?

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