Nurse decides to adopt abused baby girl – then caseworker drops bombshell

The job of a nurse is a challenging one as each day they go into their place of work unaware of the horrors they may have to deal with.

In March 2017, a baby girl named Delilah was admitted to Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. An extensive examination showed that Delilah had been neglected and abused.

For one pediatric nurse who saw baby Delilah that day, her life was about to change forever.


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

But Jess Hamm, a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit, was on shift that day and after spotting the tiny baby, who despite her horrific injuries and abuse was still fighting for her life, knew immediately what she had to do.

“My heart was broken. I don’t want to cry. She was just so lifeless but she still held onto my finger,” Jess said, according to

Jess decided she was going to take Delilah home and adopt her. Her instincts had kicked in and she knew in her heart that she could provide this baby with all the love and care she deserved.

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 shocked her and changed everything.

Delilah had a twin sister – and that twin sister Caroline was also in the hospital. So without even giving it a second thought she adopted both girls and gave them the loving and healthy home that they deserve.

Watch the video below to see nurse Jess with these precious girls.

These two girls have such a bright future thanks to their guardian angel Jess! They will never have to endure the horrors of their past and my heart fills with joy seeing their happy faces.

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