BOSTON (CBS) — Liz Smith always wanted to be a mom but her health insurance did not cover in-vitro fertilization. The Director of Nursing at Brighton’s Franciscan Children’s Hospital never thought her dream would be realized in the most unlikely place: her work.

Little Giselle was less than two pounds at birth. The tiny blue-eyed girl was born to a drug-addicted mother who could not care for her.

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Liz Smith and her adopted daughter Giselle (Photo Courtesy: Franciscan Children’s Hospital)

“She was in the NICU for a few months and her parents were still involved at that point and she was transferred to Franciscan Children’s for acute rehab and that’s when I met her,” said Smith.

In Giselle’s first five months at Franciscan Children’s, no one came to visit her.

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Smith said, “A few of the nurses at Franciscan Children’s Hospital approached me and asked, ‘Have you met Giselle?’ and I said, ‘No. Why?’ and they said, ‘She needs a medical foster home and you two are the perfect pair.'”

It was perfection that neither Smith nor Giselle was coming.

Giselle is now a happy, healthy two-year-old girl (Photo Courtesy: Franciscan Children’s Hospital)

“We talk about the power of love, but to witness how it can transform a life and to witness how it has transformed her life and mine is unbelievable,” said Smith.

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Giselle is now a happy, healthy two-year-old. Smith officially adopted her last October.