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Florida Nurse Adopts The Abused Twins After Treating Them In The Hospital

Date March 12, 2018 14:30

It is estimated that about 1,670 children died in the United States as a result of abuse in 2015 alone. And about 700,000 children are said to be abused annually in the country.

Children in their first year have also been identified as most likely to suffer abuse or neglect. They account for almost 25% of all cases. It is even more disturbing that four out of five abusers are parents of these children.

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Hero nurse to the rescue

Another sad tale of abuse in Jacksonville, Florida has ended with loads of smiles. Twins Delilah and Caroline were admitted to Wolfson Children’s Hospital where nurse Jess Hamm worked. They were only 1 at the time. The toddlers were victims of non-accidental trauma.

Delilah was worse off after suffering multiple injuries that included a fractured skull and malnourishment. Hamm said she knew then that the girls needed rescuing.

She immediately started the adoption process through Florida Department of Children and Families. Then, she found out Delilah had a twin. And she decided to adopt both toddlers.

Both children have been released from the hospital and now enjoy a happy life with their adopted mom.

I hope when people hear my story it opens them up to the possibilities of adopting,” added the new mother of two.

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Making the love go round

Recently, Chelsey Haley, a school teacher in Louisiana, adopted two of her students, 12-year-old Jerome Robinson and his little brother Jace.

Jerome was once a troubled child, but the love and support Haley showed him has changed his life for the better.

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