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Hospital employees adopt disabled baby abandoned by parents

This story will melt your heart.
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A baby boy who was rejected by his parents has been adopted by two kind hospital workers in India.

Little Adam was born with a rare genetic disorder called Bartsocas-Papas Syndrome. This caused him to be born without eyelids, a nose or hands, plus his legs were fused together.

And tragically, when he was born his parents, for whatever reason, didn’t want to take him home.

In step Raja and Jessica Paulraj, a hospital administrator and nurse who had been working with Adam after his birth.

When he was abandoned, the couple decided they would adopt him, and take him to America to get treatment for his disorder.

But his fight wasn’t over. Once Adam arrived in North Carolina, doctors donated their services to saving his life. But his medical bills still mounted – something that the community raised over $100,000 US to cover.

Thanks to the kindness of Raja, Jessica, and the local community, Adam can now close his eyes and mouth, has learnt to laugh and is looking forward to a happy life with his new family.

His doctor, John van Aalst, says there is plenty of work still to be done, but he did comment: “Is he going to be perfect? Yes, he’s already perfect.”

Isn’t that just awesome?

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