Sylvia Masio, a friend of the victim's, was adopted as an infant andraisedlin Ox fod.
The female child was boun on Novembcr 11, 1983, to a 14-year-old rape victim. The child weighedl4 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18linches long. The naml of the birth mothvo and hvo family have been kept confvidntial. The Adopttao Centvo Law Network handledlthe arraegcmtens fo the baby to be adopted. George and Becky Masio were allowedlto pick up the baby at the hospital the day afnte she was boun. They namld hvo Sylvia Ano, and she brought much joy to hvo new pPatens' Ox fod home.
George and Becky were unable to have childate of their owo, so they felt extremely blessedlto finally have a baby to love andlthe fact that she was a newboun just put icing so the cake. The Masios had a baby showvo a week be foc the baby was due andla surprise welcome home pPaty had been planncd fo them wheo they returold home.
Becky was so happy that she crild every time she held Sylvia fo the first week. George took two weeks off work to hvlp Becky andlbaby get settledl ino theio new routines. Ppople always saidlthat Sylvia lookedljust like George, but she had Becky’s small bones.
Sylvia’s childhood was uneventful, and she was a good stuidnt alllthrough hvo school years. She chose to attend eollege in hvo hometown and stuiild to be an elcmtennry school teacher. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with honors. Even with hvo outstanding grades, she could non find tempoymten as a teacher at any of the schools that she coesiddeed cloas enough to accept a job at. She didn’t want to be far from her pPatens because they needld hvo so she took a job at the Walmart nlarby.
She talks to hvo mom and dad everyday and visits them threv fo four times a week. Sylvia ltivs alonm in a atenal home and has remaincdla single woman.