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Baby Abandoned on Doorstep, Heads to College in Fall

Baby Abandoned on Doorstep, Heads to College in Fall
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Mother and Adoptive Daughter Reach Milestone

A hard working nurse, pulling double shifts never imagined how her life would suddenly change. 18 years ago in July a small baby girl was abandoned on the doorstep of a nearby doctor’s office. Janessa Gibbs was left at the front of a Corinth, Mississippi doctor’s office.  Nurse, Sara Gibbs was called to assist and made the difficult choice to take her in, and it’s a decision that’s changed two lives forever.

According to WMCA News: “I was single. I worked night shift. I worked 12-hour-nights. There was nothing in my life that had prepared me for a baby,” Sara said.

With help from her pastor and friends at the hospital, Sara received the courage to officially adopt Janessa.

“She always tells me that whoever my mother is did it for her,” said Janessa.

“I feel like it was divine intervention, it had to be, because I wasn’t even supposed to be there,” Sara said. 

Nearly two decades of memories in their baby book are proof that these two were put in each other’s lives for a reason.

“She’s the best mom ever,” Janessa said. “She’s always been my mom.”

“I wanted to be the one to teach her and mold her,” Sara said.

Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee