A Massachusetts nurse who at the end of each working day took to a child who had landed at her hospital is now the girl's mother after she voluntarily promoted her when the state custody of her in October 201
According to Franciscan Children's blog, Gisele, who was born just under 2 pounds, spent three months in NICU on ventilation support before being transferred to Franciscan children and had developed an oral aversion. The infant reportedly had no visitors during his time at Franciscan Children, except the 45-year-old Smith, who had recently learned that she was not a good candidate for IVF.
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With the support of family and friends, Smith decided that Gisele, who was then 9 months old, was hoping to help her thrive outside the hospital walls. First, Gisele had maternity wardens supervised weekly visits, but according to the blog, they soon became rare and the goal went from reunification to adoption.
"When I got the call that parents' rights ended, I imagined it would be a time of relief," Smith, who had fallen in love with the little girl, told blog. "And it was one day I was very sorry. I was very happy. But I was really sorry for them. I won her but they lost her. And to try and fight addiction and be a mother, it is impossible."  KENTUCKY TODDLER BEATS STAGE 4 CANCER, POSITION FOR PHOTO
So two years after Gisele landed first in the repository, Smith became legally her mother.  Smith said that when the judge entered the adoption day on October 18, 2018, he said: "When a judge goes into the room, everyone is out of respect. But today I am respectful to you, Liz because you deserve the respect from this A birthday is a miracle, but adopting a child from miles away is fate. That was what took you two together. "
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Gisele has evolved successfully under Smith's care. While still receiving nutrients through a feeding tube, Smith has helped her to eat some solid foods, as well as pizza and avocado.
"Since I met her, there was something behind her striking blue eyes that took my attention," Smith told the Washington Post. "I felt I needed to love this child and keep her safe."