Young Nurse Adopts Abused Baby


In March 2017, a baby girl named Delilah was admitted to Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. It didn’t take long for the staff to realize the horrible truth, that Delilah had been neglected and abused.

The poor 14-month-old infant was completely malnourished and suffered from broken bones and a fracture to her skull. Her injuries were the result of “non-accidental trauma.”

It takes a special type of monster to do this to a child. But there was an angel in disguise waiting to rescue her.

Jess Hamm, a 30-year-old nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit, was working at the hospital that day when she spotted Delilah, tiny, skinny and weak – but miraculously, this strong baby girl was still alive and fighting for her life. Jess walked over to Delilah and her broken heart filled up with love when the baby looked into her eyes and grabbed her finger.

It was right at that very moment Jess knew what she needed to do: she was going to take Delilah home and adopt her. She knew in her gut that she could provide this baby with all the love and care she deserved but never had before.

In order to go from Delilah’s nurse to Delilah’s new mom, Jess set up a meeting with the caseworkers at the Florida Department of Children and Families. But while sitting down with the staff and filling out the adoption paperwork, Jess learned some new information about Delilah that stunned her to the core and changed everything.

As it turned out, Delilah had a twin sister – and that twin sister was in desperate need of saving. This all happened about two years ago, and quite a lot has taken place in Jess’ home ever since.

This woman deserves all the recognition she is getting online and throughout her community. She is truly an inspiration!