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Twin toddlers Delilah and Caroline had a far from fairy tale upbringing in their first few months of life, reportedly being severely ab-us-ed and admitted to Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, for a non-acci-de-ntal trauma. But that’s where nurse Jess Hamm stepped in, telling local affiliate Action News Jax it was love at first sight when she first met little “lifeless” Delilah in the the pediatric intensive care unit.

“My heart was broken. I don’t want to cry,” Hamm told the station while back tears. “She was just so lifeless, but she still held onto my finger. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m going to take her home.’” At only 14-months-old, Delilah reportedly suffered from bro-ken bones and a skull frac-ture, was severely malnourished, and couldn’t hold a bottle or sit up on her own due to her weakened state.

Hamm worked with the Florida Department of Children and Families to adopt Delilah, but in the process, learned some big news – Delilah had a twin sister, Caroline, who was also in the hospital. She has now adopted both girls. “They’ve been through so much, and they’re completely different kids,” said Hamm. “If you had met them when I met them, you would be amazed.” “I hope when people hear my story it opens them up to the possibilities of adopting,” Hamm said.

The new mom told Action News Jax she had always wanted to be a mother, but never considered adoption until these two special girls came into her life.

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Novella Wilson, RN - Thank you for showing loving and caring. You're such an angel. Keep up the good work and keep your head up don't let nobody bring you down.

Havasumom - God bless this nurse with an amazingly beautiful loving heart. Those precious angels that you opened your heart and home to are going to be such gifts to you. May all three of you having a wonderful and amazing life together.

creatorsist - Well such loving and moving Spirit God bless you we need more empathy to care for these beautiful angels God bless your heart

F8oK8 - Thank you for showing love and decency in the best way! I'm sure you will get some ra-cist comments, but you are an angel.

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