Providing the little bundles of joy with the best possible life is every parent’s dream. But life is unfair sometimes and many moms and dads struggle to give their kids a fair chance of turning into successful individuals because of the many obstacles they face, mainly financial struggles.
A woman named Christina Fisher from Florida got pregnant at 36. However, no matter how much she loved the thought of being a mother, that seemed like something impossible at the time because she had no place to live and didn’t have a job. So, raising a child wasn’t an option at that tough period of her life.
As a result, she decided to give her baby up for adoption. The thought of separating from her little daughter broke her heart into a million pieces, but that looked like the best thing for the little girl that was about to be welcomed into the world.
What Cristina didn’t know was that sweet Abigail had a rare condition, because all the ultrasounds revealed the girl was developing normally into the womb. When the adoptive parents looked at the baby and her distinctive looks, they let go of the thought of adopting her.
Abigail was diagnosed with Treacher Collins syndrome which is a genetic disorder characterized by deformities of the ears, eyes, cheekbones, and chin. It can also cause problems with the respiratory system.
This condition didn’t make Abigail less beautiful than the rest of the babies at the maternity ward. For Christina, Abigail was the most charming baby she has ever seen.
But the adoptive family didn’t feel the same as Christina. They were very supportive and friendly while Christina was pregnant, but once Abigail was born, they disappeared from her life. “She came out crying… and left the hospital. We never heard from them again,” Christina said of the adoptive mother.
Christina didn’t really care, because she now knew she was supposed to raise her daughter on her own. No one would ever love her baby as much as she did, and she wanted to be there for her.
Photos of sweet Abigail stole the hearts of many after Christina posted them online, wanting to spread the message that everyone is beautiful in their own, unique way.
The little girl’s story spread around and people really wanted to help Christina give her baby a good start at life so they donated around $20,000 through her GoFundMe page.
It looks like the saying, ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ was true in the case of these mother and daughter who are about to embark the adventure called life together. Abigail’s condition was just a sign that she should spend her life by her mommy’s side.