Neediest Cases Make a Donation
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - When this 54-year-old woman learned that her ex-husband's daughter had a child that was being removed from the parent by Child Protective Services and needed a home, she stepped right up to help.
The woman took in the infant.
The baby, a girl, was born in September.
"This child was brought from the hospital to her home," said the woman's caseworker.
And though this baby is not a blood relative of the woman, "She has taken on the responsibility of raising this child without hesitation."
The woman, who lives in a rural area of West Virginia, is of modest means. She already was receiving $698 a month in Supplemental Security Income and since taking in the baby receives an additional $262 a month in caregiver support.
While the woman had ready arms for the child, she was not prepared otherwise.
"She had no baby things at all," said the caseworker. She needs supplies to help her make a good start with the little one.
Needs: $500 for baby items such as clothing, diapers and furnishings.
Cases published in the Daily Mail's Neediest Cases Appeal have been verified by approved social service agencies. The Daily Mail absorbs the cost of administering the fund. Tax-deductible contributions may be mailed to:
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