A 5-month-old baby is now living with her biological mother after being abandoned by her adoptive parents because she was born with a rare condition.
Christina Fisher, 36, of Florida, gave birth to Abigail Lynn on Jan. 11, the Daily Mail reported. Abigail was set to be adopted by a couple in Georgia, but when she was born, the couple fled the hospital and never returned.
Abigail was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare condition in which a child’s facial structures are underdeveloped. The would-be adoptive parents claimed Abigail was not the baby they were hoping for.
The adoption agency said it was appalled by the couple’s reaction, reports Daily Mail. Fisher decided to keep Abigail.
“I spent the better part of last year pregnant and I was planning on giving Abigail up for adoption,” Fisher wrote on a GoFundMe page. “She was born with Treacher Collins syndrome to our surprise... It was not detected in the amniocentesis or in the ultrasound. When she was born on 1-11-16 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.”
Fisher had originally decided to put Abigail up for adoption because she was living in a trailer park and the baby’s father had abandoned her. She already has an 18-year-old daughter.
“I was not fully prepared for her but now I can no longer see my life without either one of my daughters,” Fisher added. “I would like to send out my thanks to everyone for everything that's happened and all the support.”
Abigail’s GoFundMe page has raised more than $5,600 since May.