Mom To Send Adopted Daughter To College 18 Years After Finding Her On A Doorstep

July 17, 2014  |  

18 years ago, Janessa Gibbs was abandoned on the doorstep of a doctor’s office. She was later adopted by a nurse by the name of Sara Gibbs, who was working at the clinic next door.

“I was abandoned on a doctor’s doorstep,” Janeesa told WMC Action News 5

Sara says that she was there when first responders arrived on the scene.  After seeking help from her pastor and coworkers, Sara found the courage to adopt the abandoned infant.

“I was there working the night shift. I work 12-hour nights. There was nothing in my life that prepared me for a baby,” Sara expressed.

Source: WMC

Though the identity of Janessa’s mother remains a mystery, Janessa and Sara haven’t forgotten about her.

“I have never let a birthday of hers pass that I didn’t think of her mother,” said an emotional Sara. “I feel like it was divine intervention. It had to be. I wasn’t even supposed to be there [that day].”

“She always tells me that whoever my mother is, did it for her,” adds Janessa. “She’s the best mom […] She has always been my mom. I’m her only child so I have to watch out for her.”

Source: WMC

This fall, Sara will be sending Janessa off to college.

“I wanted to be the one to teach her and mold her,” said Sara. “She truly is a mama’s girl.”

Such a sweet story!

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  • She can send her right to me….i’ll teach her

  • louvres

    God is alive! Thank you jesus 🙂

  • mmmdot

    Oh my god, what a WONDERFUL story. Congratulations to her for going off to college. I love it.

  • Mimi

    Adoption is an Option! Such a great story!

  • OutstandingWorldCitizen

    Totally tearing up. What a beautiful person and lovely young lady. I’m happy they didn’t bash her birth mother. I don’t believe in divine intervention but I do believe she was a gift to this woman. Amazing!

    • chan

      You I’m done.. My eyes are so watery looks like I’m an ocean.. Beautiful story..

  • Truthsayer

    Such a beautiful and positive story!

  • catherine

    Good luck to her in pursuing her degree!

  • Aaliyah Noelle

    She’s amazing ! Not a lot of ppl would have stepped up & did what she did.
    Just inspires me even more to adopt when I get older

  • Justquestions89

    That’s what life is supposed to be.. Against All Odds something so amazing happen for this mom and daughter..

  • Maya Belle

    awww … best wishes for them.

  • Llegra

    What a refreshing story, brings tears to my eyes. Wishing them all the best.

  • KeKe

    beautiful lady, beautiful daughter and beautiful story. God bless them.

  • EDub

    Yay for some positivity!

  • DaladeeJ

    That is awesome. Humans can be so awesome at times. God bless this family!

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  • kirasopretty

    Im almost in tears myself amen thank god for that woman

  • Ms. Chocolate

    So touching… I’m sitting here crying… lol

  • pauljack

    I’m crying at my desk! What a great story of love!

  • See The Light

    This is so beautiful. You don’t have to give birth to be a real mother. I am so happy this loving woman adopted this girl and gave her the foundation to be the woman she is blossoming into.

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    What a touching story!

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