When one woman’s marriage ended suddenly, she was in her early 30s and had no idea what she wanted to do with her life.
Katie Page had relocated to a new house in Colorado and changed careers, but she still felt unfulfilled — until she received an email from her pastor.
He inquired about Katie’s interest in fostering a child. Katie had previously struggled with infertility and explored adoption, so she chose to learn more about fostering.
She began attending fostering sessions and quickly realized that this was the way for her. She then went on to foster four more children before deciding to adopt.
She discovered about a 4-day-old kid with no name who had been dumped off at a nearby hospital in 2016.
Katie fell in love with this young child, whom she named Grayson and took in. Baby Grayson stayed with her for about a year, and Katie named him Grayson.
Katie adopted Grayson when he was 11 months old after the parents’ birthrights were terminated by the court.
Katie hadn’t even been a full-fledged mother for two weeks when her caseworker called to tell her about a newborn girl who had been dropped off at the same hospital.
Katie was terrified and overwhelmed with the possibility of taking in another infant, but her instincts told her to do so.
“I know I’m crazy, but God is telling me to say ‘YES,’” Katie recalled, “and during the next 10 minutes and subsequent phone conversations I made that afternoon, the words ‘I know I’m crazy, but God is telling me to say ‘YES’ kept coming out of my mouth.”
Baby Hannah was only a few hours old when she arrived at Katie’s house, but it was while glancing at Hannah’s hospital bracelet that Katie made a stunning discovery.
The new mom noted that Hannah’s birth mother’s name was the same as Grayson’s on her bracelet, so she double-checked Hannah’s adoption documents and found that the mother’s birth date was also the same, but her two babies appeared to be completely different.
“Grayson is half African American,” Katie said on her blog, “with lovely darker skin and dark curly hair.” “Baby Girl’s skin tone is pale white, and her hair is straight red-blonde.”
Katie searched found the biological mother of her children and arranged for a DNA test, which revealed Grayson and Hannah were half-siblings.
“What if Baby Girl had been adopted by a different family?” Katie posed the question in her blog article. “We would never have found her or Grayson’s mother if it hadn’t been for her.” The link would never have been discovered! “I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw what had happened.”
Hannah was legally adopted by Katie in December of 2018.
“I had the oddest feeling ever the day I said ‘Yes’ to taking the Baby Girl. I don’t think I’d ever felt an unequivocal call from God until that moment (or whatever higher spirit you personally might believe in).
“My intellect was telling me to say ‘no,’ because it didn’t make sense and wasn’t in my plans, but something within kept compelling me to say ‘yes.’ It’s a miracle, a once-in-a-lifetime chance, whatever you want to call it, but my children have found each other.”
Katie has continued on her single-mother path of fostering and adoption, and she is a true inspiration, defining herself as a “perfectionist making the best of my very imperfect existence” on her Instagram profile, which has over 90,000 followers.
The mother has even found love and adopted another child, Jackson, their younger brother. She is now fostering an adolescent and documenting the struggles and joys on her social media and YouTube channels.
What an incredible lady and mother she is, and what a wonderful lesson to follow our hearts more; for Katie, it has meant finding true happiness.
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