Single Colorado mother shocked to discover her two adopted children are actually siblings
The mother now plans to adopt a third child from the same biological mother after tracking her down to find out the truth
A single mother was in for the shock of her life when she discovered that both her adopted children were actually related to each other and were from the same biological mother.
Colorado native Katie Page had her name changed when her marriage ended in her early 30s. After the divorce, she realized that she was looking for something else and so she decided to buy a new house and also change jobs. When she received an email from a local pastor asking whether she would like to be a foster parent, her life completely changed.
Before she made the choice to enter foster care, Katie decided she would attend meetings to get to know more about foster care. In a blog post on a website called 'Love What Matters', Katie revealed, "What I heard that evening about foster care gave me chills and scared me, but it also pulled at my heart in a way I couldn't stop thinking about it." She then had four foster care children when she realized that she wanted to adopt a child and give them a permanent home. In 2016, Katie had a phone call about a baby boy who was four days old and had been dropped off at a local hospital. According to the caseworker, the child was a foster-to-adopt situation.
Katie wrote, "I immediately called her back and said, "I want him! Give me five minutes and please don’t call anyone else." She named the boy Grayson and for the next 11 months, she looked for the birth parents but no one responded to the newspaper ads nor did anyone return to the hospital to find the child.
Katie added, "Part of me was relieved that no one came forward so that he would be mine forever with no opposition. But there was always a pit in my stomach about one day having to tell my son no one showed up at his termination hearing." On the day he became 11 months, Grayson legally became Katie's adopted son as the court terminated his biological parents' right. Just about two weeks later, Katie got a call about a baby girl who had been dropped at the same hospital as Grayson. "I could feel the fear inside me and the chills in my body. I was overwhelmed at the thought. Yet the feeling also told me to keep listening and to consider this placement," she wrote.
Just four hours later, Katie welcomed the baby girl into her home. She continued, "As I reviewed the bracelets on the baby girl, I saw the first name of her mother matched the name Grayson’s mother had given to the hospital." Upon reviewing the discharge papers, she noticed that the birth mother and Grayson's birth mother had the same birth date. This led her to wonder whether they were related.
"To give some context, Grayson is half African American with beautiful dark skin and dark curly hair. Baby Girl has a pale white skin tone with straight red-blonde hair. From first glance the children looked nothing alike," she shared. Katie was determined to find out and tracked down the biological mother. When she met her, the woman admitted that she had a boy and also a girl. In her blog post, Katie questioned, "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."
Katie is now hoping to be able to adopt a third child from the same birth mother in the coming months. "We are fostering [the young boy] with great hopes to adopt in 2019," she wrote.