Florida nurse adopts a pair of twins who were in desperate need of a mother

Posted at 9:26 AM, Mar 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-15 08:50:43-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- From reading books about animals to coloring on a magic drawing slate twin sisters Delilah and Caroline have different personalities yet share a common bond.  

Jess Hamm knew instinctively she was in love.

She first saw Delilah during her nursing shift at Wolfson Children's Hospital as the toddler was being rolled into the pediatric intensive care unit.

"My heart was broken. I don't want to cry. She was just so lifeless but she still held onto my finger," Hamm said.

Delilah had broken bones, a skull fracture, and was severely malnourished.

"I was like, 'oh my gosh, I'm going to take her home,' " she said.

Hamm went through the adoption process and learned Delilah had a sister named Caroline.

She was also in the hospital.

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

So one blessing became two.

Their days are now spent singing songs and making new discoveries.

Through encouragement, consistent meals and unconditional love, the twins are thriving and reaching their developmental goals.


Hamm always wanted to be a mom and never knew adoption was the right choice until she met the girls.

"I hope that people hearing my story opens them up to adopting," she said.

Her two daughters fill her heart with joy.