This is a story that we need more of. An 18-year-old girl who was left on the doorstep of a complete stranger is set to attend college this fall.

Last Friday marked 18 years since Janessa Gibbs showed up on the doorstep of Sara Gibbs’ Mississippi home. 

From Action News 5:

Sara Gibbs isn’t Janessa Gibbs birth mother.

“I had never, never let a birthday of hers pass, that I didn’t think of her mother,” Sara said.

Janessa was called in to work at the hospital next door where she was a nurse. So she was there when first responders found who would soon be her daughter.

“I was single. I worked night shift. I worked 12-hour-nights. There was nothing in my life that had prepared me for a baby,” Sara said.

With help from her pastor and friends at the hospital, Sara received the courage to officially adopt Janessa.

Read more at Action News 5

Sara Gibbs, who works at Methodist Hospital in Germantown will get to send her baby girl off the college this fall. They believe their bond will deepen after spending the last 18 years together.


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