Although Grayson and Hannah didn’t look alike at all, that name written on their bracelets made Katie investigate further.
Life is full of miracles and great things are just around the corner waiting from us to wide open our arms and embrace them.
When 30-year-old Katie Price went through a divorce, she didn’t see it as something negative, but as a chance to start her life over and discover happiness in fostering children.
She struggled with fertility issues, but despite that, she knew she would make a great mother one day, whether she would give birth to the children in her life or not.
Katie fostered four children during the years, but her life took a completely different turn for the better when she got a call about an abandoned 4-day-old baby who needed someone to take him in.
Katie and little Grayson bonded perfectly during the time he was under her care, and finally, once he turned 11-months-old, she adopted him. Needless to say, the day Grayson became her legal son was the happiest day of Katie’s life.
Grayson made Katie’s life complete, but she knew she wanted to adopt other children in the future too.
One day, she got a call from a caseworker who told her of a baby girl that was surrendered at the same hospital as Grayson was a year ago. They asked Katie whether she was interested in fostering the girl.
“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 wasn’t long after baby Hannah became part of Katie’s family.
But, as the girl was dropped at Katie’s house, something unusual caught her attention. The name of the woman listed as Hannah’s mother was the same as that of Grayson.
That could be just a coincidence, but something told Katie that there was more to the story.
Grayson and Hannah didn’t look alike at all, but that name written on their bracelets made Katie investigate further.
“GRAYSON IS HALF AFRICAN AMERICAN WITH BEAUTIFUL DARKER SKIN AND DARK CURLY HAIR,” KATIE WROTE ON HER BLOG. “BABY GIRL HAS A PALE WHITE SKIN TONE WITH STRAIGHT RED-BLONDE HAIR.”
After reaching Hannah’s birth mother, it turned out Katie’s intuition didn’t fool her. That woman told her how she had given birth to a baby boy before she had Hannah.
A DNA test confirmed Katie’s adopted children were biological half-sibling.
“What if Baby Girl had gone to another family?” Katie wrote in her blog post. “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.”
“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 an undeniable calling from God.
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.”
But Katie’s family journey doesn’t stop there. She’s now planning to adopt her children’s five-month-old brother.
Having baby Jackson in the house, the three siblings could be raised together.