A must read story

I saw this item posted over on Dooce and just spent the last 15 minutes or so sitting at my computer crying.

After you read the story, you'll understand.

The story is from the St. Petersburg (Florida) Times and is a horrible tale of child abuse and neglect.

Read it and you will understand why I was crying. You will not however be able to understand how a mother could do that to her own child.

I just wonder why people like that are given the gift of children. It makes no sense.


  1. This is absolutely the most disgusting thing I have ever read. Thank you for sharing...it was something that everyone should read.

  2. ...I'm still thinking about this, and cringing.

  3. I can't even read it... I'm gonna bawl, I know it...

  4. i know...i was talking to a coworker about it and we're still in shock over the horror of it!

    i cried a lot najda!

  5. I didn't cry but I was absolutely shocked about this. Just last night I was discussing the option of children as we get older, and so this just seems unbelievable. Completely.

  6. wow. And for the birth person, because she isn't a mom, to think she was doing everything she could and nothing was really wrong with the way she was treating her and their living conditions is horrible. It is like a killer showing no remorse not thinking what they did was wrong and being able to justify what they did. There is something not right with that lady.

    It is so sad that someone could treat a child like that. But how amazing that she found a home with people who really love her and just want to help her. Some kids never get the chance to have that. A loving home and a second chance at life. Those people are wonderful. I wish there were more people like them out there and less people like the other lady.

  7. That is the craziest, most disgusting thing. I just don't understand how someone could live like that, treat another human being (let alone your own daughter) like that.... the "mom" must've had some mental issues herself.

    Its so sad to see what neglect can do to a human being. This little girl is totally adorable in the pictures.

    And her new parents are total saints. My 18 month old acts older than this girl does. That's amazing how far behind she is due to this woman ("mom").

    I'm so happy Dani found a loving home. Wow. Just wow.