NURSE FULFILLS HER 30 YEARS OLD DREAM BY ADOPTING A TRAUMATIZED TODDLER. NURSE FULFILLS HER 30 YEARS OLD DREAM BY ADOPTING A TRAUMATIZED TODDLER.
Jess Hamm, who is a nurse in Florida had always wanted to be a mom. For three decades, this was just a dream, until... NURSE FULFILLS HER 30 YEARS OLD DREAM BY ADOPTING A TRAUMATIZED TODDLER.

Jess Hamm, who is a nurse in Florida had always wanted to be a mom. For three decades, this was just a dream, until an abused toddler was admitted into the hospital where she was working. It was then that she decided to make her dream a reality.

Hamm has been working as a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at the Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville for many years, and always joked that she wanted to be a mom to all the children who were admitted there.

The 30-year-old’s dream came true in March 2017 when a 14 months old baby by name Delilah was admitted in the hospital where she works.

14 months old baby Delilah was admitted for a non-accidental trauma. “She had a skull fracture with a brain bleed from her head trauma,” Hamm told InsideEdition. “She had a broken femur, multiple fractures in all of her extremities. She was very malnourished. She was 14 months and about 11 pounds (approx. 5 kg), so she was just skin and bones.”

Hamm, holding  14 months old baby Delilah’s hands said; ‘Oh my gosh, I want to take you home. I already love you’.

Surprisingly, a few hours after she decided to take Delilah home, Hamm learned that the toddler had a twin sister named Caroline who was also admitted to the hospital.

Hamm called the Florida Department of Children and Families and spoke with the toddlers’ case worker.

“I gave him all my information and a few hours later he called me and that same day he came to my home. That was Friday,” Hamm said. “The following Monday I was approved and I brought Caroline home. That was actually the day I got to meet her.”

 

Hamm officially adopted the girls on Halloween and when her colleagues heard about her decision. They supported her by donating clothes and toys for the toddlers.

“I’ve always wanted a family,” Hamm said. “I’ve always been open to adoption. I didn’t expect it to happen right now. It wasn’t part of my plan, but once I met them and I made the decision in my heart to open my home up and give them somewhere safe.”

 

“I hope when people hear my story it opens them up to the possibilities of adopting,” she told CBS 47.

Hamm hopes her story will inspire other people to adopt orphaned babies too.

 

Obinna Onyia

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