A woman who was in her early 30s felt like she had no direction when her marriage came to an abrupt end.
Katie Page moved into a new home in Colorado and even changed her career. However, Katie still felt like there was something missing – until she received an email from her pastor.
The pastor asked Katie if she was interested in fostering a child. In the past, she had experienced fertility issues and had considered adoption so she decided to find out more about fostering.
Katie started attending meetings about fostering and she knew this was the path for her. This woman then went on to foster four children before taking the leap into adoption.
In 2016 Katie learned about a 4-day-old boy without no name who had been dropped off at a local hospital.
Katie called him Grayson and took him in; baby Grayson stayed with her for nearly 12 months and she fell in love with this little boy.
After the court terminated the parents’ birth rights she adopted 11-month-old Grayson.
When Katie settled into full-blown motherhood it wasn’t even two weeks before her caseworker called again and told her about a newborn girl who had been abandoned at the same hospital.
Katie felt overwhelmed and scared by the prospect of taking in another baby but her instinct was telling her to take this baby girl in.
Katie said: “I know over the next 10 minutes and subsequent phone calls I made that afternoon, the phrase ‘I know I am crazy, but God is telling me to say ‘YES’ kept coming out of my mouth,”
It was only a matter of hours before baby Hannah was brought to Katie’s house but it was when the single mom was looking at Hannah’s hospital bracelet did she make a startling discovery.
The new mom noticed the birth mother’s name on Hannah’s bracelet was the same as Grayson’s. After that, she checked Hannah’s adoption papers and the mom’s birth date also matched but these two babies looked completely different.
Katie wrote on her blog: “Grayson is half African American with beautiful darker skin and dark curly hair,”
“Baby Girl has a pale white skin tone with straight red-blonde hair.”
Katie tracked down birth mother of her children and arranged a DNA test which confirmed Grayson and Hannah were in fact half siblings.
Katie asked in her blog post: “What if Baby Girl had gone to another family?”
“We would have never found her or Grayson’s mother. The connection would have never been made! I could not believe the miracle that had just happened.”
In December 2018, Katie officially adopted Hannah.
She said: “That day I said ‘Yes’ to taking the Baby Girl I felt the strangest feeling ever. I don’t think I had truly until that moment felt a undeniable calling from God (or whatever higher spirit you personally might believe in).
“My brain was telling me to say ‘no’ because it made no sense and was not in my plans, but something inside kept saying you have to say ‘YES’. It is a sheer miracle, once in a lifetime chance… call it what you will, but it is amazing that my children found each other.”
Katie has continued on her single-mother journey of fostering and adoption and with more than 90,000 followers on her Instagram page. Katie described herself as a “perfectionist making the most of my very imperfect life.”
This single mom has even found love and adopted another baby, their little brother Jackson. Now Katie is fostering a teenager and sharing the challenges and excitement on her Youtube pages and other social media.