When Christina Fischer found out she was pregnant, she decided to put her baby up for adoption so the little girl would have a chance at a better life.
By the time her due date rolled around, the adoptive parents had been chosen and were sitting excitedly in the hospital waiting room preparing to meet their new daughter.
But when Abigail Lynn was born and the parents discovered she had a rare birth defect, they left the hospital in tears.
“I let her (adoptive mom) take the other wristband into the NICU, she came out crying, and left the hospital. We never heard from them again,” Christina told the Northwest Florida Daily News.
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Abigail was born with Treacher Collins, a disorder that affects the development of the bones and tissues of the face. The condition is almost entirely cosmetic and will not affect Abigail’s chances of living a normal life, although she may have to have reconstructive facial surgery in the future.
Christina decided to keep her daughter and now says she can’t imagine life without her.
“I took it as a sign that she was supposed to be mine. And now, she is my heart.”
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