Katie Page was already in her thirties when she went through the devastation of a divorce. At that point, she no longer thought it was possible to have her own family.....until she made a life-changing decision. However, it was not possible to predict the roller coaster ride parenthood would be!
It is always hard to go through a divorce. Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, Katie felt unfulfilled when it happened to her. The main reason would be the fact that she had no choice but to put her dreams of a family on hold. What was next for her?
There was nothing else to do but to start over again. It is why she moved to Denver, Colorado. Before this she went on a soul-searching journey that made her decide to push the figurative button. She ended up moving after getting a job from GE Johnson. At the construction company, she was going to be an integrated service manager!
She was glad she made this decision. It was time for her to return things around! She bought a 4- bedroom house that required certain renovations. "The house I bought would require extensive work to transform into my vision and most of which I would have to do myself in order to afford it," she explained.
Even though she knew that this place had "more" in store for it, she did not know what it meant just yet. Of course, she had to spend a lot of money on the new home. It was a good thing, she thought. This could curb unnecessary spending since the wanted to do everything by herself. It would also occupied while she tried to fix her life.
However, it still felt like her life is not yet complete. There were several options for her. She still felt hesitant about them, but it was comforting to know she had them. Even though the renovations project kept her busy, she was still looking for something else.
She hoped that changing these aspects of her life would led her a different perspective. That did happen to a certain extent, but she wanted more out of life. This is why she considered adoption again. Was this going to be the answer to her prayers?
She wanted something new in life, so she became interested in fostering children. She liked kids, so she felt like it would give her the purpose she always wanted. She always dreamed of becoming a mom, but it just wasn't in the book for her.
Katie received a letter from the church she had been attending in the area. They had a seminar about a program for foster parents. She liked the sound of this idea. Could it be that she has finally discovered her calling in life? The foster care meeting at her local church managed to move this single woman.
She made up her mind after going there and listening to what they had to say. Even though she got the nerves about this undertaking, it did tug her heartstrings as well. She picked a very good date to launch her foray into motherhood. She sent out her application form during Mother's day! By the end of everything that happened, she found out that this single decision would change her life forever.
She needed to think it over to see if this was the right choice for her. She filled the application and soon started getting cases. The kids that she ended up taking in were not only parentless kids but ones who went through traumas. It only motivated her to help to do help more. In the next year, she fostered 4 kids. Soon enough, she was interested in adopting her own kid.
She was happy with fostering, but she felt the need to make parenthood an even more permanent part of life. She made the decision and soon got her chance to make it reality. It only took two weeks after mentioning to the caseworker. Katie received a call about a baby who got abandoned at a hospital!
This baby was just 4 days old. She did not hesitate to tell the caseworker, "I want him!" She even told the caseworker to avoid reaching out to other prospective pparents. She hoped the baby would be hers. Only a day after getting the call, the caseworker spoke to her once more. She went and picked the baby to her house later that day.
She learned that this boy got exposed to drugs while his mom was pregnant with him. There were no withdrawal symptoms. They said that there would be no long-term effects! This boy not have it easy at all. Luckily, he had a brighter future to look forward to.
Katie wanted to do everything in her power to look after this baby boy. That was what she ended up doing. Katie named the boy Grayson. Katie loved Grayson from the moment that she saw the infant. She felt a connection with the child right away. They did their best to look for his parents, but their efforts did not bear fruit.
Finally, he become the legal son of Katie. He was only 11 months at that time. A month later Katie got a phone call and it was the caseworker. She told Katie that there was a newborn child who also got abandoned at the hospital. This little girl was called Hannah.
Like Grayson, this little girl also received drug exposure when she was in the utero. It is interesting that she was abandoned at the same hospital where Grayson was born. Katie felt both scared and overwhelmed. However, she knew that the right thing to do was look after this little girl. In a few hours, they brought Hannah to her home. Katie and Grayson finally met the baby!
Katie was shocked to see that the name of the mom on the bracelet matched that of Grayson's mother! They had similar birth dates on the discharge papers too. Katie went to the caseworker to talk about what she has seen. She explained that it sounds that Grayson and Hannah had the same biologically mom.
They searched for Hannah's mother and finally, they were able to trace down Hannah's mom. They call her and the more they talked, the more she felt that she was on the right track. The birth mother also said that she had a son that she had to give up. Katie also noticed just how much she looked like Grayson.
Katie did a DNA test on Grayson and Hannah and the results ended up confirming that Grayson and Hannah were half-siblings. Katie went for adoption of Hannah and they made a beautiful family.
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