As a young adult, Katie Page made the decision to move across the country and start a new life. She found herself living in Colorado but still didn’t know where her place in the world was. Eventually, she discovered that her calling in life was to become a foster mom, providing help to children who needed it the most. Soon after, she began taking in infants, and she eventually adopted her first baby boy. After taking in another baby girl that had been dropped off at the hospital, Katie noticed something about her son and the new girl. What she later discovered about the two children she couldn’t believe.
In her early 30s, Katie Page was living in Alabama, yet was feeling unfulfilled. She was looking for a new beginning to get out of the rut she felt she was in. Her marriage had recently ended, and she felt completely lost.
It was a time she has described as the hardest in her entire life. She knew that the only thing she could do was to start over entirely, and despite having friends and opportunities in Alabama, she needed to get out.
Little did she know that her desire for a new life would result in an incredible mystery.
Katie eventually got a new job and moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she started working as an integrated service manager for the construction company GE Johnson. She was feeling positive that she had made the right decision in order to turn her life around and accomplish some of the goals she had.
She ended up purchasing a four-bedroom home that required a lot of renovation. Katie commented that "The house was a large four-bedroom home. I told my friends at the time that it was meant for 'more,' even though I really didn’t know what ‘more’ meant at the time."
After moving to Colorado, Katie became a deeply religious person, joining a local church. On that fateful day, Katie received a letter from her church about a seminar they thought she would like to attend.
It was about the opportunity for her to become involved in a foster program for children in need. She wondered if this was the answer she was looking for, and the longer she thought about it, the more confident she became. So, she agreed to attend her church's seminar.
After speaking with her mom, Katie was surer than ever that she had made the right decision to attend the seminar. Once she got, there, she felt more passionate than ever about everything. She knew this was exactly what she needed.
During the presentation Katie learned the ins-and-outs of what it meat to be a foster parent, becoming inspired by the many stories she heard from those already involved with the program. Of course, she was also nervous, but this was a huge decision!
Although Katie believed that being a foster mother was her calling in life, she was also aware of how much time and dedication it takes. This led her to feel both excited and anxious about the whole thing.
On top of that, she hoped that she would even be able to meet the requirements! She poured over the documents and looked at all the options available. After a final discussion with her family and friends, she decided she was going to do it!
All She had left to do was fill out the paperwork.
After completing the application process and the necessary training, Katie was a full-time foster mom. Her first few cases weren't infants either, but children who needed temporary housing after a traumatic event.
She cared for each child with all of her heart, providing them with whatever they needed while simultaneously being there for them emotionally. While she took her job incredibly seriously, over time, she began to feel that she wanted to be more than just a foster parent.
During her time as a foster mom, Katie had the opportunity to help four children in need. After just her first case, Katie knew that she was meant to help these children. Not only that, but she turned out to be a natural at parenting, making being a foster mom not even feel like a job.
While she was content with being a foster parent, another feeling began to grow inside of her. She started to think that she wanted to become an actual mother herself.
Her revelation couldn't have come at a more perfect time either.
Not long after becoming a foster mom, Katie found herself wanting to adopt a child of her own. She had worked with young children that had grown up in abusive situations, however, they never stayed for long. So, she decided she wanted a child that she would never have to say goodbye to.
However, things were about to quickly get serious. Her next case would be unlike anything she had experienced before and would test if she thought she could take on full-time motherhood.
What came next would prove to be even life-threatening.
Soon enough, Katie received a call from the foster program about a specific case. A mother had abandoned her child after giving birth to a baby boy at a nearby hospital and the hospital reached out to Katie to help care for him. Katie was currently fostering a 14-month infant but had never cared for a newborn.
Even though caring for these two babies would prove to be a challenge, she also didn't have a choice. The child needed help as soon as possible. The child was just four days old and had already gone through so much.
Considering that the baby had been abandoned at four days old, he didn't have a name, at least not yet. Katie decided to give him her favorite boy's name, 'Grayson' because by God’s grace she now had a son.
Katie had fallen in love with Grayson the second she had laid eyes on him and felt a connection that she couldn't explain. She slowly began to realize that the feeling was true motherhood and she wanted to raise the boy as her own.
However, Katie was unaware of Grayson's true past, something she would learn about in time.
It became increasingly clear to Katie that Grayson was destined to be her son. She had acted as his mother since almost his first day alive, so the only thing that would change would be some paperwork.
Katie also didn't feel guilty since they had done everything in their power to find his mother. She made the decision to adopt Grayson, making him the newest addition to the Page family. He had just turned 11 months old and Katie couldn't be more in love.
As happy as she was, Katie wasn't prepared for what was about to happen.
Unfortunately, Grayson had some issues as a result of his exposure to narcotics while inside the womb. What he was experiencing was not uncommon for cases like his, they resulted in developmental and physical problems. One of the reasons Katie didn't adopt Grayson sooner was because she was too focused on getting him the proper care that he needed.
Yet, a couple of weeks after Grayson's adoption was finalized, Katie received a call from the foster agency. They had a baby girl with similar issues to Grayson, and they needed her to take the baby in.
It wasn't a walk in the park by any means and Katie felt overwhelmed. Yet, the similarities between the newborn girl and Grayson kept her going. She felt like she was meant to care for both of the children at the same time.
After seeing what Grayson had gone through, she knew that she wouldn't be able to live with herself if she hadn't welcomed the little girl into her home. She even somehow saw some of Grayson in the girl, making her feel even more connected to the child.
Now, Katie was officially the mother of Grayson and the foster mom to the little girl. While performing her duties as a single mother, Katie couldn't help but notice unmissable coincidences between the two children both in how they acted and how they looked.
Katie thought she was crazy at first, but it turned out the girl's birth mother had the same first name as Grayson's. So, she decided to dig deeper and went to the hospital to look at Grayson's discharge papers.
It was there she found a clue that changed everything she thought she knew about the children.
Katie poured over every document that she could get her hands on about each of the children. She wanted concrete evidence before she would claim her suspicions to be true.
While researching, she discovered that the birthday for the girl's biological mother was just one day away from what Grayson's had listed. Could the two babies have the same mother? Katie thought it was too big of a coincidence to be possible, but also something she couldn't ignore.
She wasn't done investigating just yet.
Now completely invested in uncovering the truth, Katie really got to work. After months of research and hypothesizing, she finally got in touch with the girl's mom and sat down to talk with her.
During their conversation, the mother admitted that she had indeed given birth to another child, prior to the little girl. She also claimed that she had given up the baby without any records so she couldn't be traced.
After some discussion, Katie convinced the woman to sit down with the children's caseworker to see if they were indeed siblings. Still, Katie couldn't imagine it was possible that she ended up with siblings randomly.
Of course, she also knew that there was too much evidence for her to stop now. Katie commented, "There were features on the babies that were very similar. They both have a chin dimple and the other feature is one that only a mama would see because it's covered by their diaper!"
All she could do was wait.
Finally, Katie received a call from the children's caseworker. She had spoken with the suspected more and the caseworker said: "Katie, I think you're right..." The social worker was equally stunned and was sure to double-check all of her evidence.
In the end, everything added up with the social worker saying, "Her story breaks my heart and I can't believe it, but I am 90% sure you’re right and this is a miracle."
While the social worker claimed to be 90% positive, the next phone call confirmed their suspicions. She discovered that the two children were indeed siblings after she finally found the last name for both of their mothers. Amazingly, it was the same.
Neither Katie or the social worker could believe what they had uncovered. Not only did Grayson have a little sister, but they had both found their way into Katie's care! Katie now knew that everything had led up to this point.
Although Katie and even the social worker were fully convinced that the children were siblings, she wanted scientific proof. So, she took the children in for a DNA test, and the results were exactly what she thought.
The two shared the same genes which made Katie break down in tears of joy. It was obvious what Katie needed to do next and got straight to work on the paperwork needed to adopt the baby girl. There was no way she was going to let the siblings ever be separated again.
Katie knew there was a reason she was so drawn to the little girl when she first held her. After learning her true identity, she adopted the girl on December 28, 2018. She was now the proud mother of two siblings, and their story is nothing short of a miracle.
She named the girl Zoe Hannah Page and the two children bonded like any other two young siblings. However, they definitely aren't the same person. Grayson is a lot calmer than Hannah who has a lot of energy.
Katie eventually met her children's biological mother once again, only to discover that she was pregnant once again. To Katie's dismay, she learned that the woman planned to do the same things she had done with her first two children.
Luckily, Katie learned of her plans beforehand and intends to adopt the child immediately after it's born. Although this will add a whole new level of responsibility, she believes that all of the siblings should grow up together. She's now taking the time before the baby's born to prepare.
For a time, Katie thought that the children's birth mom was trying to take her children back. However, after seeing everything Katie had done for her children, and the love she has for them, she realized Katie is their true mother.
The siblings' biological mother gave birth to a boy 13 months after Zoe was born and Katie is in the process of trying to adopt the child. Although Katie has not released any information about the newborn, she has every intention of being the mother of all three siblings.
Katie has had quite the journey since she first decided to move to Colorado Springs, but it all worked out in the long run. Yes, she had her ups and downs at times, but her determination to better her life and the lives of others brought her where she is today.
Now, she's the mother of two beautiful children, and hopefully soon a third! Her story shows how quickly your life can change if you're willing to step out of your comfort zone and open your heart.