A pediatric nurse is speaking out about how her dream of becoming a mother came true.
Liz Smith and her now two-year-old daughter first crossed paths in 2016 when Smith first met Gisele at the Massachusetts Hospital where she worked.
Gisele was born premature to a mother who used drugs and the baby struggled with health issues.
The little girl had no visitors at the hospital for several months.
"A few of the nurses at Franciscan Children's approached me and said Liz have you met Gisele. I said no why, Smith said. They said she needs a medical foster home. And you two are the perfect pair. And I said I don't know I have never considered fostering or adoption. A week later, literally Giselle crossed my path in a stroller, and we locked eyes. And that was it."
After Massachusetts terminated the parental rights of Gisele's biological mother and father, Smith formally adopted the girl in October 2018.
Smith said Gisele's health is stable and continues to improve.