Becoming a parent means agreeing to care for your child under all conditions. There are plenty of methods for finding alternate living arrangements for them if you are unable to provide the care that they require. At no point is it okay to abandon that child or endanger their life.
That’s what happened to Liza Verbitskaya, a newborn Russian girl, whose own mother decided to leave her for dead without any explanation. The conditions she was found living in were unbelievable…
One day, a couple was walking down their suburban street in Yaroslavl, a city outside of Moscow, when they heard loud crying coming from an abandoned house. Initially, they didn’t think much of the crying, but when it continued for several days they knew something was wrong. So, they called the police.
Police were horrified when they entered the home and found a 1-year-old baby girl lying on a dirty floor, all alone. Even more shocking, she was in an empty house, as if whoever lived there had moved out and left their child behind.
Authorities rushed the baby to the hospital, where she was examined, and discovered that she had endured a broken hip, and was starving and exhausted. Doctors assumed that the baby girl had been left alone for approximately a week.
Not long after, the police discovered that the baby girl was named Liza Verbitskaya. An attempt to reach her parents turned up fruitless. Without anyone to turn her over to, Liza was going to be taken to a local orphanage and put up for adoption once she left the hospital.
That’s when a woman in the hospital named Inna Nika overhead Liza crying. She learned everything she could about the girl, and began spending time with Liza. Inna began bringing her diapers and toys.
Inna had never considered adoption; with two kids of her own, it seemed out of the question. Though when Liza left the hospital, Inna decided that she had to have her. “I asked for the address of the place where they’d taken her and went there as fast as I could. I don’t even know how I got there anymore!”
After months of waiting to finalize the adoption process, Liza became Inna’s daughter when she was 2-years-old! Liza had trouble walking, because of the neglect she endured, so Inna signed her up for dance classes, and she quickly began improving.
Liza began healing. Eventually she grew and became a healthy and happy child. While she was teased for looking “exotic” to the children at her school, she began to embrace her heritage and ignore those people.
When she turned 12-years-old, Liza became a teen model, after winning several local beauty pageants.
That’s when Liza’s biological mother attempted to get in touch with her. Though she was denied access to communicate with her daughter, having given up that right the day that she abandoned her and left her all alone.
I can’t believe that a parent would abandon their child and leave them for dead. Luckily, Liza found a loving family that can give her all of the love and care she needs.