Jess Hamm, a Florida nurse, was heartbroken upon meeting the little girls at the hospital. She soon knew she had to share her home with them.

By Maressa Brown
March 02, 2018

Toddler twins from Jacksonville, Florida who came from a tremendously heart-wrenching situation have found their happy ending. Delilah and Caroline were admitted to Wolfson Children's Hospital after being severely physically abused. But it was only a matter of time before a nurse named Jess Hamm met Delilah in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Hamm told Action News Jax she saw Delilah being wheeled into the PICU to be treated for broken bones, a skull fracture, and severe malnutrition. A nightmarish incident had left the little girl unable to sit up and hold her own bottle. "My heart was broken," Hamm said. "I don't want to cry. 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.'"

Hamm filed paperwork with Florida Department of Children and Families for Delilah and was soon told that the little girl had a twin sister named Caroline who also needed a forever home.

"They've been through so much," Hamm shared. "They're completely different kids. If you had met them when I met them, you'd be amazed."

The girls are now 2 years old, and Hamm couldn't be happier. She hopes her story gives potential adoptive parents a new perspective. "I hope when people hear my story it opens them up to the possibilities of adopting," she noted.

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So inspiring. Congrats to Hamm and her beautiful daughters!