And the minute she saw me, she was like, "Oh my God, I get to go home."
January 26, 2016 6:27 AM Subscribe
The state said a 19-year-old with an intellectual disability wasn’t equipped to look after her baby and whisked the newborn off to another family just after birth—a decision the mother was ready to fight. But how smart do you have to be to raise a child?
New York magazine tells the story of a 19-year-old woman with an IQ of 70 whose baby was taken away from her by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families before she left the hospital, and her two-year fight to get her daughter back.
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