Girl Who Lived in Closet for 2 Years Gets Happy Ending She Deserves (VIDEO)

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A little girl from Oklahoma City suffered unspeakable horror. A mother who didn't love her. Who abused her. Who kept her separate from her siblings. Who didn't feed her or talk to her or let her play outside or do anything a child should do. Who, in fact, kept her daughter in a closet for two years. The little girl had to pee and defecate in a cup. She was so malnourished you could see her bones. She lived in a closet. For two years. She was only five years old. So that was her life. And could have been her life for many more years, or until she died. But then something miraculous happened.

The girl, who is now named Georgia, weighed only 19 pounds when she was found. She was hospitalized for months due to severe malnutrition. She had her own language, made up of "gutteral" sounds that were more animal than human.

All because her mother, who took normal care of the girl's siblings, didn't like her. Didn't like the way she looked. Because she looked like her father. Does human cruelty know no bounds?!

Luckily, the girl was found. After an anonymous tip sent police to her house and she was freed, and taken into child care services, barely alive. And then. Clint and Amanda Lile came into foster the girl. They didn't even know if she would survive.

But she did. And she began to come around -- but it was often painful. The girl would talk about her time in the closet. Says Amanda:

As she began talking she told us more about being stuck in the closet. We know that it was dark. She talks about having a bowl of cereal. So we know that had a huge impact on her.

Amanda and Clint took an enormous risk with the girl. Children who are starved not only of food but of basic human interaction in their formative years can often have lifelong problems. Indeed, Amanda says that the girl would "throw her shoes" when she was being fed. It takes human love and touch for the brain to properly form -- and this little girl had had none of that.

But Amanda and Clint felt that they could love her back to health. And they were right. The girl, now named Georgia, began to thrive. Soon she was attending kindergarten and reading Dr. Seuss. Amanda says, "She's our little miracle."

She is a miracle, but Amanda and Clint are the true miracles. These are the parents that Georgia needed -- they are her parents. It does not matter in the slightest that Georgia was not physically born to them, she was spiritually born to them. That is more important.

Love always trumps DNA.

Amanda and Clint finalized their adoption of Georgia. Georgia says:

I lived with Maria, and she was bad, and she locked me up in the closet, and I didn’t have any food or any water or anything to eat or drink. I only slept and never came out. And now I live here.

Georgia is proof that a risk can pay off beautifully.

Have you ever thought about adoption or adopted?




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miche... micheledo

What an amazing story. And how profound, "Now.I Live Here!" So little life before. So thankfu lto hear she is thriving!

Irela... Ireland69

wow poor little girl this so call mother is a monster she had a choice to give her up for adoption.

I'm so happy for this little girl and the family that adopted her.  I too was adopted. 

LostS... LostSoul88

so glad to hear she's doing a lot better, I hope she forgets all her memories and only remembers the one's of the people who are helping her recover and treating her as if she was their own. 

POWmom01 POWmom01

I can't wait to finalize the adoption of my foster son!!!! He has been with us since he was 3 months old.

prinz... prinzesa_edith

what beautiful souls those two have.

jennyc3 jennyc3

What a little survivor how brave she was and so happy she found her true home

Austi... Austinsmommy12

Her biological "mother" needs the same treatment for years on end. There's a very special place in hell for people like that. God blessed this adoptive couple and little girl beautifully. She deserves the very best, and I wish them all well. I would love to adopt if I can't have any more biological children. Foster a child at least. There is potential everywhere for amazing relationships to blossom :)

nonmember avatar mel

In bold letters you typed, " clint and amanda lile came into the foster girl." You should spell check. Thats doesn't make sense and what does isn't appropriate.

Corri Bischer

I am so happy to know this little girl knows what it is to be loved.  Bless this family for bringing a broken angel home and fixing her wings.  Much love.

Maria Nuñez

actually "Mel" the comment reads "Clint and Amanda Lile came into foster the girl" ... Makes perfect sense... they just had a typo and didn't seperate the words in and to.... should have read "came in to foster the girl" .

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