Newborn Abandoned in Campus Dorm Graduates From The Same College Decades Later

After struggling through her unplanned pregnancy, a young college student delivered a beautiful baby girl.  The new mom was panicked at the thought of raising a child. She placed the newborn in a cardboard box in the campus laundry room of San Francisco State University.

The captivating moment after Jillian meets her new parents for the first time

The captivating moment after Jillian meets her new parents for the first time

Thankfully, two young women had some washing to do. Jillian Sobol, now 31, wasn’t making any sound as the child in the box and had started to turn blue. Surprisingly enough, the girls were both in nursing school and reacted quickly to save the child.

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The two immediately called 911 to and waited for help to arrive,

Jillian’s biological mother was eventually tracked down. Her DNA had matched the placenta found in one of the campus dumpsters. Jillian’s father claimed to have no idea about the baby. Neither were charged with child endangerment, having left the baby in a “safe place.”

The newborn was taken to the hospital and earned the nickname “Baby Jane Doe.” Her unique story was published in the local news circuits and created quite a stir.

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Helene and Sam Sobol, Jillian’s adoptive parents, had an interesting reaction to the news story.

“When I saw Jill’s picture in the San Francisco paper, I immediately said, ‘This is our baby.’  A week or so later, our social worker called,” Helene said. “It was the most amazing phone call ever.”

When it was time for Jillian to go off to school, the young woman revisited her roots. San Francisco State University was in her blood.

On May 27, the young woman graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Helene and Sam Sobol stand proud with their daughter on her graduation day

Helene and Sam Sobol stand proud with their daughter on her graduation day

“I was born to be here,” Jillian states.

“I tried my hardest to let my birth and those circumstances be those secondary effects… it was about me getting a education and setting out to do what I wanted….”

See the story from her point of view in the video below.

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Source: Inside Edition

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