Teenage mother found hanged days after discovering her baby had been adopted
Tragic: Annabelle Lee Morris hanged herself when she found out that her son (face blanked) had been adopted
A tragic teenage mother's body was found hanged days after she discovered her baby had been adopted by another family.
Annabelle Lee Morris, 19, could not cope with her son being taken into care and then put up for adoption.
Her father, Thomas James Morris, found her in her bedroom on March 18 last year - nine days after she found out that her son had new adoptive parents, York Coroner's Court was told.
The authorities had intervened as she was struggling to look after him herself.
Speaking after the inquest, her cousin, Lorna Dawber, said: 'She adored her son and had she accepted the help when it was there her future would have been completely different. In time she would have got there.
'That was the one thing in life that was hers, she absolutely worshipped him.'
She said Annabelle would not have put her family through that deliberately.
'She was a good soul and she had a good heart,' she said.
The inquest heard that the child was taken into foster care when he was less than a year old.
Annabelle, from York, was still allowed to see him a few times a week, but when a psychologist raised further serious concerns, steps were taken to have the baby adopted.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1393059/Teenager-mother-hanged-just-days-discovering-baby-adopted.html#ixzz2jaVwvpSz
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook