36-year-old mother Christina Fischer from Florida got pregnant, and decided to give her child up for adoption, only the adoptive parents refused to adopt the baby because the newborn girl was born with a rare birth defect known as Treacher Collins syndrome.
TREACHER COLLINS SYNDROME (TCS) IS AN AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT CONGENITAL DISORDER CHARACTERIZED BY CRANIOFACIAL DEFORMITIES, INVOLVING EARS, EYES, AND CHEEKBONES AND GOES ALONG WITH NORMAL INTELLIGENCE.
When they saw the baby, the mother that was supposed to adopt her started crying and ran out of the hospital. The WHIO News, writes that the family never returned, but luckily, Christina changed her mind, and decided to take care of Abigail. Fischer spoke in the Northwest Florida Daily News “I took it as a sign that she was supposed to be mine. And now, she is my heart … without her I would cease to exist.”
The adoption agency was disappointed by the reaction of the adoptive mother. She and her family have been “flagged” by the agency and may have a difficult time with future adoption applications. Fischer doesn’t worry about her little girl being bullied, she says “There’s doctors with Treacher Collins, even a male model,” she said. “She may need reconstructive surgery, but she’ll be able to lead a perfectly normal life.”
“SHE MAY NEED RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, BUT SHE’LL BE ABLE TO LEAD A PERFECTLY NORMAL LIFE.”