Katie Page knew her marriage wasn’t working, so she got a divorce and moved to a new place. Although she was happy, she felt like something was missing—having a family of her own. Katie always wanted to be a mom, so she decided to become a foster parent. This decision turned out to be a huge and surprising change in her life. If you want to hear more about her unexpected journey, be ready with some tissues!
Feeling Unfulfilled and Lost
Katie Page, who lives in Birmingham, Alabama, felt really lost after her marriage ended. Life seemed aimless, and she struggled to figure out who she was and where she was headed.
Starting Over Entirely
In 2015, Katie Page thought a lot about her life and realized the best way to make a fresh start was to begin anew. Despite having friends and plenty of opportunities in Alabama, she felt the need to start over somewhere else.
After making a major decision about her life, Katie felt more optimistic than ever. She had a strong sense that she had made the right choice to help achieve her goals. Katie bought a four-bedroom “fixer-upper” home.
Doing Work All By Herself
Even though Katie got a good deal on her new home, it needed a lot of renovations, and she knew fixing it up would be expensive. Despite that, she decided to do all the renovations herself. She thought it would keep her busy and focused on her goals.
Not Feeling Satisfied
Even though Katie thought that working on the renovations would keep her occupied and motivated, she didn’t feel satisfied.
It Was Meant To Happen
Feeling like something was missing in her life, Katie joined the church in search of purpose. One day, she got a letter from the church about an upcoming seminar that would discuss fostering children in need. Instantly, Katie felt like she had found her calling.
Taking a Leap of Faith
A Start of A Beautiful Journey
Katie’s application was approved, and she began receiving applications for foster kids. What deeply saddened her was that some of these children had no parents, and others had already experienced a lot of trauma at such a young age.
Tears in Eyes
Paulo Coelho’s quote, “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it,” perfectly describes Katie’s situation. Just two weeks after she told her caseworker about her desire to adopt a child, Katie received a special call.
A Difficult Start
Katie was already fostering a 14-month-old baby, and she had no experience caring for a newborn. The innocent little one needed urgent help because doctors discovered that he had been exposed to drugs in the womb.
Choosing a Name
Taking care of a 14-month-old, Katie understood that her 4-day-old adopted baby needed immense care. Aware of the hardships the little one had already faced, she was determined to give him all the love and care he deserved.
A Connection That Can’t Be Explained
Katie instantly fell in love with Grayson the moment she saw him—it was love at first sight. She felt a powerful connection, and her experience fostering kids turned out to be a natural guide as she embraced parenting with ease.
The Search Began
While Katie cared for her newly adopted child, caseworkers were searching for Grayson’s biological parents. In just 11 months, Grayson had carved out a special place in Katie’s heart.
After caring for Grayson for 11 months and showering him with all the love in the world, Katie officially became his legal mother in May 2017. Little did Grayson and Katie know at that time that their beautiful journey filled with adventures had just begun.
Waiting for The Right Time
Once Katie expressed her interest in fostering more children, she received numerous emails and calls about potential placements, especially for emergency short-term situations.
Not What Katie Expected
Katie was certain that she wanted to expand her family, and she was willing to wait to give more time to Grayson. Little did she know that another big surprise was on its way.
She Knew What She Had To Do
Similar to Grayson, Hannah was also abandoned in the same hospital and had been exposed to drugs in the womb. It was a strange coincidence, but Katie was very clear about her feelings for Hannah as well.
The Similarities Were Really Strange
Even though Katie had experienced similar feelings before, she felt overwhelmed and scared when Hannah was dropped off at her house hours later. Despite the initial emotions, Hannah had found a new, loving family with Katie.
A Hunch She Could Not Shake
Katie found it odd that Hannah’s medical condition and drug exposure were quite similar to Grayson’s. She mentioned, “[The caseworkers] told me her story, which was really similar to Grayson’s.”
Determined to Find The Truth
Katie knew that it was difficult to find the biological mother of Grayson and Hannah as she believed it was the same mother who gave birth to both of them. The issue was that the provided information was inaccurate. The last name and date of birth of Grayson’s mother were off by one day from Hannah’s mother. But Katie didn’t stop there and was keen on finding the truth.
Katie wasn’t ready to let go of her hunch easily. She reached out to Grayson’s caseworker and asked them to contact Hannah’s caseworker. After months of persistent searching, Katie finally located Hannah’s mother.
Katie remembers that she instantly recognized she was meeting her son’s birth mother too. However, she didn’t jump to conclusions. She remained calm, and the conversation they had was quite helpful. Hannah’s mother provided some information that confirmed Katie’s suspicions.
Discovering More Information
As Katie asked more questions, Hannah’s mother wasn’t hesitant in answering them. She shared that she had several children, including a new baby boy whom she hadn’t reported to the county. After their meeting, Katie went to the social worker and shared all the information she had learned.
Born to The Same Mother
It was an incredibly odd coincidence, and Katie found it hard to believe. The DNA test confirmed that Grayson and Hannah were half-siblings. This exciting news thrilled Katie, and she couldn’t believe her luck.
Striving To Add Another Member to The Family
Once Katie learned that Grayson and Hannah shared the same mother, she made up her mind to adopt Hannah. She wanted to ensure that there was no chance of the siblings being separated in the future. Katie knew she had to do everything in her power to keep them together.
Welcome To The Family
On December 29, 2018, Hannah felt anxious because it was the day the court would decide her future with Katie’s family. Katie, Grayson, and Hannah went to court, and after an emotional hearing, the court made its decision. On that day, Hannah officially became Katie’s daughter by law.
A Beautiful Family
After spending two years in foster care, Hannah became a part of Katie’s little family. The moment she entered Katie’s house, it felt like it was meant to happen.
It Was Meant To Happen
Katie shared with People Magazine, “They were meant to find each other, that’s pretty clear. I think God intended that from the beginning. If they weren’t related, Hannah would not have stayed with our family. She would have been placed with other relatives.”
That’s Not It
Katie didn’t anticipate that her already incredible story was about to become even more astonishing and better in the coming months. After Hannah’s adoption, Katie received a call from the adoption agency. The news they had would change her family’s life.
Same Old Routine
When the adoption agency told Katie about a newborn baby boy, she couldn’t imagine him growing up without a family. Even though she hadn’t planned to become a mother of three at that time, she had to make a quick decision.
Better Be On The Safe Side
With the adoption process underway, Katie is aware that her adoption miracle story is attracting a lot of media attention. Because of this, she has become very cautious about maintaining the privacy and safety of the babies on her social media pages.