Who failed Baby Adam?
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Adam Mada had a chance.
He was developing well, even though his mother used drugs during her pregnancy. He had some birth abnormalities, including faulty valves and a hole between his heart’s upper chambers, but a cardiologist said he probably wouldn’t need surgery.
Adam began sitting up at 4 months, was crawling two months later and first walked a couple weeks shy of his first birthday. He loved to be held and, as he grew, he delighted in discoveries.
But he was left in a roach-infested trailer where a neglected girl of about 6, his half-sister, was being hidden .