Over a decade has passed, yet the haunting tragedy remains etched in the memories of Yaroslavl’s inhabitants.
The sequence of events commenced when a neighbor, going about daily tasks, caught the sound of a baby’s persistent cries. Initially dismissed, the continued sobbing the following day triggered concern.
The source seemed to be a house—lights perpetually off, despite the sobs echoing from within.
As worry brewed among neighbors, the authorities were summoned. Upon entering, they discovered an emptied house, abandoned by its inhabitants, save for one heartbreaking remnant—a one-year-old girl named Liza Verbitskaya left amid squalor.
Liza was swiftly taken to the hospital, where her recovery was expedited. In a poignant twist, Inna Nika, tending to her ailing son in the same hospital, heard Liza’s cry from an adjoining room.
Drawn by a maternal instinct, Inna took it upon herself to care for the abandoned child, visiting daily with provisions and comfort.
Yet, fate intervened, relocating Liza to an orphanage. Determined, Inna sought her out and ultimately chose to adopt her, finalizing the paperwork when Liza was two—an apprehensive toddler still acclimating to basic functions and fearful of loud noises.
Liza’s transformation, once a child with darker skin tones than her adoptive family, blossomed into a stunning young woman. Her journey led her into modeling, gaining national recognition in Russia.
Those who once mocked her appearance were silenced as she triumphed in talent competitions, earning respect and admiration.
As Liza soared in fame, her biological mother attempted contact, met with a reluctant response. Holding her birth mother’s number, Liza grapples with the decision of whether to connect with the person who once left her behind.
Amidst this rollercoaster of events, one beacon of hope emerged—Inna, the adoptive mother who defied odds and rescued a child abandoned by fate.
Her unwavering dedication and love reshaped the destiny of this forsaken child, embodying the essence of selfless maternal care.