New Baby, No Papa
Ellenette Brown had no idea her best friend, 16-year-old Georgina Mitchell, was pregnant. But one cold January, Ellenette found out through a friend that Georgina had given birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl named Cyntoia in a nearby hospital. The only problem was that, apparently there was no father. Shortly after that, both Georgina and Cyntoia disappeared.
Six months later, Georgina showed up on her best friend’s doorstep with the baby in her arms and a big favor to ask. She wanted to know if she could watch the baby for a time while she got her life together. Ellenette didn’t know if it was a good idea, but she could hardly resist Cyntoia’s sweet face. She agreed, but soon the days stretched to weeks and then the weeks into months. It became clear Georgina wasn’t coming back, but Ellenette loved the little girl like she was her own…