I agree that if this is legit that the guy should man up and do it what it takes to care for his son. However, I can't blame him for not wanting to put his kid in a foster program. Foster programs here in the US are a joke. They are expensive and not affective. I do not condone his actions but I suppose I can understand them.
Well, this brought a lot of attention to his son, which will probably get him an adoptive family... in the meantime the father will probably just get a few months in county jail, which he's probably in and out of anyway. *shrugs* in a way, his plan might turn out to be a success.