Birth mother, Christina Fisher, arranged for her unborn baby to be adopted. But when the prospective adoptive mom found out that Abigail Lynn had been born with Treacher Collins syndrome, she abandoned the little girl.
Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS) is a condition that affects the development of bones and tissues in the face. Symptoms include the underdevelopment of cheek bones, a very small jaw and chin and ears.
Since her adoptive mom abandoned her, Fisher has taken over the responsibility of raising the little girl on her own. Although she loves her daughter, she was not prepared to raise her and she admits that it has been a struggle to care for her.
Christina and little Abigail live together in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The 36-year-old mother started a GofundMe account to ease the burden of Abigail Lynn's healthcare needs.
Although Abigail's condition was a surprise, she knew the moment the adoptive mother walked away that this little girl was meant to stay with her:
" ...the adoptive mom left the hospital crying saying how deformed she is ...... and never heard from her again. That is when i realized she is meant to be mine only now..." she writes.
Although it's been a trying time, Fisher says she can't imagine life without Abigail.
Good luck to them both!
If you were in Christina Fisher's place, what would you have done? Was the adoptive family right to turn away from Abigail? You decide.