When Jess Hamm, a nurse at a Florida hospital, arrived to her shift, she had no idea she would be meeting one of her future daughters.
She saw Delilah getting wheeled in the pediatric intensive care unit while she was on duty and immediately got involved in her case.
Delilah and her sister, Caroline were admitted to Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, after being severely physically abused. They were 14 months old at the time. Delilah had broken bones and a skull fracture she was also severely malnourished. The trauma she suffered was so severe that she couldn’t even sit up and hold her bottle.
Jess said she immediately fell in love with her when she looked as if she was lifeless, but she was still holding onto Jess’s finger. “I was like oh my gosh, I’m going to take her home,” Jess told Action News Jax.
Jess soon found out that Delilah had a sister who was also in the same hospital. She then decided to adopt them both.
Jess went ahead and filed for adoption. Soon enough, she brought her new daughters home.