30 May '11, 5am

Grieving mothers adopt life-like dolls | I find this a wee bit creepy. Just a wee bit.

LONDON - WEIGHING five kilograms, with perfectly combed hair and eyes closed in sleep, Abby looks like a baby girl. But she is a doll, adopted by a grieving mother to help come to terms with the loss of a child. 'She reminds me of my daughter as an infant,' said Eve Hasty, a 57-year-old American who bought Abby from a British company for US$300 (S$370). The retired driver who lives in Oklahoma lost her daughter to leukaemia when she only seven. She has a surviving son in his 30s who has provided her with an eight-year-old granddaughter, but she finds the doll - which she acquired in 2009, three decades after losing her daughter - comforting. 'I just get a type of serenity about me when I hold her, I change her clothes,' she told AFP. Mrs Hasty has bought Abby a wardrobe full of outfits, including a tiny pair of Nike trainers that she could never have afforded to give her c...

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