Single Mom Could Not Help But Notice Similarities Between Her Foster Children…Her Discovery Changes Their Lives Forever

Published on 07/30/2019
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When Katie Page got a divorce during her early thirties, she felt lost in life. It felt like the family and career she always wanted no longer seemed like a viable plan. Her next decision offered a life-changing experience not only for her but also for the others in her life.

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Single Mom Could Not Help But Notice Similarities Between Her Foster Children…Her Discovery Changes Their Lives Forever

Lost In The World

Katie Page of Birmingham, Alabama had been in her mid-thirties when she was going through a particularly tough challenge in her life. Her marriage had just come to an end, and she felt quite unfulfilled.

Lost In The World

Lost In The World

Needs A New Beginning

She was struggling to figure out her way in life. The perfect life and family she wanted had to be put on hold at this point. She had been on the lookout for a new start.

Needs A New Beginning

Needs A New Beginning

Taking The Leap

She decided that it was time for a huge change. She could not bear to feel this lost any longer. She did not want to be unhappy for the rest of her life, and she knew that she needed to do something about it.

Taking The Leap

Taking The Leap

A New Chapter

She knew she would need to start over completely if she wanted to achieve all of her dreams. This is the reason she moved elsewhere even though she had opportunities and all of her friends in Alabama.

A New Chapter

A New Chapter

Her New Chapter

In 2015, she did some soul-searching before she decided to make some serious life changes. Katie had to relocate to start a new chapter in her life. It was fortunate that she landed a job offer that sounded like the solution to her problems.

Her New Chapter

Her New Chapter

Relocation

Katie eventually decided that she would relocate to Denver, Colorado. There, she started a job in the world of commercial construction. On paper, her position was an integrated service manager for a construction company called GE Johnson.

Relocation

Relocation

Her New Home

Katie felt optimistic about the decision she made. It was high time for her to turn her life around and achieve her goals, after all. She purchased a 4-bedroom ‘fixer-upper’ house that needed a number of renovations, which she decided to take on by herself. “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 said. Katie recalled telling her friend that this huge home was meant for ‘more’, although she had yet to figure out what that meant for her.

Her New Home

Her New Home

Keeping Herself Busy

Katie knew that renovating her new home required money, but she considered this to be a good thing. She wanted to avoid spending unnecessarily, which meant she would work on the repairs herself. This would keep her focused and occupied as she got the rest of her life on track. She had to live in the huge home all by herself, which caused her to feel like something big was missing in her life. Even though her marriage had to end, she knew there were other opportunities waiting for her. This is the reason she decided to find out which options were worth considering.

Keeping Herself Busy

Keeping Herself Busy

Searching For Satisfaction

She had a lot of options in mind. While Katie felt hesitant, she was aware that there was something she could do to improve her situation. At least, she hoped so. The renovation project kept her motivated and busy, but it did not give her the satisfaction she wanted.

Searching For Satisfaction

Searching For Satisfaction

Infertitlity Issues Of Her Own

She thought that changing jobs and buying a new house would give her a new perspective. It is true that it did, but it didn’t give Katie exactly what she was looking for. After dealing with fertility problems, she started to toy around with the thought of adoption.

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Infertitlity Issues Of Her Own

She Loves Kids

She was looking for a new direction in life, so Katie started looking into the process of fostering kids. She loved kids and thought it could give her a real purpose in life. She had always wanted to be a mom, but mother nature just wasn’t on board.

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She Loves Kids

Another Prospect

Katie got a letter from a church she recently joined. It talked about an upcoming seminar that would discuss a program for fostering kids in need. She felt immediately attracted by such an idea. She believed she finally found her calling.

Another Surprise

Another Surprise

The Right Path

The meeting about foster care at the local church tugged at her heartstrings. It convinced her that this was the path meant for her. While she still felt nervous about such an undertaking, the possibility also made her heart feel full.

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The Right Path

Her Maternal Desire

What could be more appropriate than to start her journey than on Mother’s Day? In 2015, she filled out her application form and ended up changing her life forever. With an ending comes the opportunity to start anew. This drastic life change offered her the possibility of taking her life in a new direction.

Her Maternal Desire

Her Maternal Desire

A Single Mom

Of course, it was important for her to weigh her options before diving into it. Let us not forget that she was a single woman who was new to the area. She would first have to navigate the area and then navigate motherhood itself! Despite this, she knew it was the right choice.

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A Single Mom

Making It Official

Not long after she filed her application, she started to receive cases. The foster children that she received were not just children without parents, but they were also children who experienced traumas when they were still very young. This made Katie want to help out and do her part even more.

Making It Official

Making It Official

Wanting One Of Her Own

The following year, Katie fostered four kids. She found herself eager to adopt a kid of her own. Even though she was content with serving as a foster parent, she decided to make parenthood a more permanent facet of her life. From fostering kids, she wanted to adopt one!

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Wanting One Of Her Own

Excellent Timing

She did not have to wait long after making this big decision before life showed her the right challenge. It was just two weeks after talking to her caseworker about her desire that she got a phone call about a child who was abandoned by his biological mother at a hospital nearby.

Excellent Timing

Excellent Timing

Destiny At Work

The baby was just four days old. Without hesitation, she knew that this was destiny at work. Katie then told her caseworker, “I want him!” and asked the worker to refrain from contacting anyone about the baby. That night she prayed and prayed that the baby would be hers. Only time would tell…

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Destiny At Work

A Short 24 Hours Later

Within a day of getting that call, her caseworker contacted her again. Katie hesitantly answered the phone, hoping she was granted rights to be his foster mother. That same day she walked out of the nearby hospital, the four-day-old boy in her arms!

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A Short 24 Hours Later

A Difficult Start

Katie had experience fostering a 14-month-old infant, but she had never taken care of a newborn in the past. This poor boy needed help as soon as possible. She thought it was terrible that he was abandoned at such a young age, but sadly, that wasn’t the worst of it…

A Difficult Start

A Difficult Start

Illegal Substance Abuse

Doctors also found out that the little boy was exposed to illegal substances when he was in utero. He might have been exposed to drugs, but it was a good thing he was not showing withdrawal symptoms yet. After some tests, they revealed that he was not going to suffer long-term effects. Thank god!

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Illegal Substance Abuse

Moving Forward

The baby boy had a tough beginning in life, but that was all past him now. It was time for them to move on now. Katie decided that she would have to give her all if she wanted to take care of this new baby, and so she did!

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Moving Forward

Picking A Name

He was abandoned at only four days of age and did not even have a name yet! Katie searched online for hours looking for the perfect name for this beautiful baby she was caring for. Although his name would probably change once adopted, Katie figured she couldn’t call him baby boy forever!

Picking A Name

Picking A Name

Baby Boy Grayson

When she first took him home with her, she only referred to him as Baby Boy for days until choosing a name. She did not have a lot of time to think of something to name him, which is why she decided to call him by her favorite boy name: Grayson.

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Baby Boy Grayson

At First Sight

Katie fell in love with him as soon as she laid her eyes on him. Right away, she felt a connection she did not have an explanation for. Who would have thought she would turn out to be such a natural at parenthood?

At First Sight

At First Sight

Her True Calling

She slowly started to realize that true motherhood was her calling. She also wanted to raise him as her own child. She already fostered little kids that grew up in abusive environments, but none of them stayed with her for a long time. This is what she longed for.

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Her True Calling

The Next Step

This ultimately led Katie to make the decision to become a proper parent. Katie knew it would be very different than fostering, but she was ready to go the next step, and adopt Grayson as her son.

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The Next Step

Looking For Answers

Since she had been taking care of him since he was only four days old, he managed to take a special place in her heart. Grayson stayed with her for nearly a year as caseworkers tried to track down his biological parents.

Looking For Answers

Looking For Answers

Searching For His Parents

They looked far and wide for his mother and father, but they never managed to find them. Even though they put up ads in the newspaper, and on Facebook, they did not get any responses. No one stepped in to look for the baby boy at the hospital either.

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Searching For His Parents

Officially A Mom

It was in May 2017 that Grayson finally got a shot at a loving home. He became the legal son of Katie when he was 11 months old! They had no idea that their life together was just about to start. How exciting for them both!

Officially A Mom

Officially A Mom

Struggling

Grayson required Katie’s full attention because he was struggling both physically and developmentally thanks to the drug exposure he suffered. Katie could tell that her family was not yet complete, but she waited until her son was eighteen months old before she took in one more foster kid.

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Struggling

Holding Her Horses

In the following couple of weeks, Katie received multiple emails and calls about potential placements now that her home was open once more. She mostly got offers for short term placements. She wanted a more long-term arrangement, but she did not think it was the right time just yet.

Holding Her Horses

Holding Her Horses

He Deserved Her Undivided Attention

While she knew that she wanted to expand the family some more, she hoped to focus on her baby boy for the time being. Grayson deserved nothing less than her undivided attention, so she gave him just that! He seems to be enjoying his birthday cake on his first birthday…or at least his face is!

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He Deserved Her Undivided Attention

Something Unexpected

She knew that she wanted a bigger family but put off another adoption until her young son was a little older. Katie had a lot of space in her house, which is why she wanted to take advantage of this.

Something Unexpected

Something Unexpected

A Life-Altering Phone Call

Only a month after Katie decided to adopt Grayson, she received a phone call out of the blue. Little did she know, but the call would change her and Grayson’s lives forever.

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A Life-Altering Phone Call

Hannah Is In Need

The person on the other end informed Katie that there was another newborn who got abandoned by her mother who was in need of a loving home. She learned that the baby at the hospital was named Hannah. Katie knew she had to help this little girl.

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Hannah Is In Need

Despite Her Reservations

Just like her son, Hannah was also exposed to drugs when she was in the womb. Interestingly, she was at the same hospital where Grayson was found. While she knew that helping out was the right thing to do, she still wanted to focus on her son. What would Katie do?

Despite Her Reservations

Despite Her Reservations

Yes Or No?

After discussing it with the worker over the phone, she got a sense of déjà vu. In an interview, Katie said, “during all of the 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.” Would she say yes to another baby?

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Yes Or No?

First Meetings

Katie could not help but feel scared and overwhelmed, but her instincts told her to open up her heart and consider taking in the baby girl at the hospital. In only a matter of hours, they dropped off Hannah from the hospital, and the little girl met Katie and Grayson for the first time.

Not A Coincidence

First Meetings

Not A Coincidence

After Katie welcomed her into the house, she noticed the name of the mother written on the baby bracelet. It was the same name she found on Grayson’s! She looked over the baby’s discharge papers and soon noticed that her birth mother had a similar birth date as her little boy’s biological mother. Was it a coincidence?

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Not A Coincidence

What Her Gut Said

The little girl also had similar medical conditions and drug exposure that Grayson had. “[The caseworkers] told me her story, which was really similar to Grayson’s,” Katie explained. Even though Hannah and Grayson did not look alike, she had a suspicion that the two were related in some way.

What Her Gut Said

What Her Gut Said

Something Seems Fishy

“Grayson is half African American with beautiful darker skin and dark curly hair,” the mother posted on her blog. She continued, “Baby Girl has a pale white skin tone with straight red-blonde hair.” While the two kids did not look anything alike, Katie could not shake off the feeling that she was onto something.

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Something Seems Fishy

She Was Determined

It was going to be hard to find out the truth since Grayson’s birth mother had a different surname. Her birth date was also off by a single day than the one Hannah’s mother has. Katie was so determined to get to the bottom of things that she took it upon herself to track down the birth mother of her new baby girl.

She Was Determined

She Was Determined

What Are The Odds?

Katie even approached her caseworker and told her that she thought Hannah and Grayson had the same birth mother. However, she was told that this did not seem likely. Could it be that it was nothing more than just one big coincidence?

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What Are The Odds?

Getting Answers

Regardless, she knew she might have better luck by getting in touch with her son’s caseworker. She requested to take over Hannah’s case as well. After months of searching for an answer, she finally tracked down and met up with Hannah’s birth mother.

Getting Answers

Getting Answers

Anxiety And Nerves

Katie was anxious when she went to see the biological mother of her daughter. As soon as they met up, she could tell that she was the same person who gave birth to her son as well! How was all of this possible?

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Anxiety And Nerves

Figuring It Out

The moment that she saw Hannah’s birth mother, Katie said that she “knew instantly” that this was also the same woman who birthed her beautiful son. However, she knew it was important to act calm and avoid jumping to conclusions.

Figuring It Out

Figuring It Out

A Striking Resemblance

Over the course of the conversation, the birth mother told her some information that confirmed what she suspected from the start. The woman said that she also gave birth to a boy who she gave up without records. Of course, Katie also took into consideration the fact that this woman had a striking resemblance to her adopted son as well.

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A Striking Resemblance

The Confirmation

Katie asked her some more questions and learned that the woman had a couple of children. She had another baby boy, whom she did not report to the authorities. After the meeting, Katie told the social worker everything she learned. The caseworker eventually confirmed that the last name the birth mother gave matched the last name of someone related to Hannah.

The Confirmation

The Confirmation

Putting The Pieces Together

The pieces were finally coming into place, but they had to wait for one more test that would confirm her hunch. Soon enough, the results of a DNA test revealed that Hannah and Grayson were siblings with the same birth mother!!!!

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Putting The Pieces Together

Grayson And Hannah

Katie was amazed by the fact that she ended up with these two children by coincidence. One caseworker decided to look into it and learned that Hannah and Grayson were indeed half-siblings. You can just imagine how thrilled Katie was by such a discovery!

Grayson And Hannah

Grayson And Hannah

A Miracle

“What if the baby girl had gone to another family?” she asked in a 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.”

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A Miracle

She Acted Quickly

After she confirmed that the two children were actually biological siblings, she knew it was only right for them to stay together. Katie did not want to risk the chance that they would be separated, so she acted fast.

The Adoption Process

She Acted Quickly

The Adoption Process

Aside from that, she was already in love with Hannah and saw just how happy she made her brother. Katie was prepared to make things official, so she decided it was time to begin the adoption process.

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The Adoption Process

Officially Her Mother

Together with Grayson and Hannah, Katie went to a courtroom for a hearing on December 29, 2018. After this, it was finally official! Hannah was her daughter by law and would grow up with her biological brother. How amazing!

Officially Her Mother

Officially Her Mother

A Beautiful Family

The three of them made a beautiful family together, and Katie could not be happier to help reunite these two siblings. When she started on the path of foster care, she had no idea that something this incredible would happen to her.

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A Beautiful Family

Like A Glove

Hannah spent nearly two years in foster care before she finally found a home she could call her own. She fit into Katie and Grayson’s life like a glove! Don’t you think that this family sounded like it was destined to come together?

Like A Glove

Like A Glove

The Ideal Addition

“I was happy to just give Grayson a life, and I thought that that was big, but I didn’t feel like that was enough,” Katie explained, “So to give him a sister, I couldn’t imagine anything better.” Hannah was certainly the ideal addition to this small family.

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The Ideal Addition

A Family By Fate

This was what Katie told 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.”

A Family By Fate

A Family By Fate

A Born Natural

When Katie began this chapter of her life, she had no idea that she would have two children so soon. That said, Katie was an awesome mother. It felt like this was her calling in life. She was a natural mother and enjoyed taking care of the children. She had no idea that this was not the end of it.

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A Born Natural

Another Surprise

Her motherhood story did not end with the adoption of Hannah, however. We know exactly what you’re thinking: “what do you mean”?Thirteen months after the birth of her daughter, Katie got one more unbelievable phone call!

Another Surprise

Another Surprise

Their Birth Mother

The phone call came from the adoption agency, and they came bearing news that would change the life of Katie and her growing family. Apparently, they were calling her regarding Grayson and Hannah’s birth mother. What was going on?

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Their Birth Mother

A Million Thoughts

What could be going on with their birth mother? Was she sick? Was she looking to take them back? A million thoughts went through Katie’s head. She had to take a deep breath before listening to what the person on the end had to say.

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A Million Thoughts

Their Baby Brother

When she received the call from the adoption agency, Katie found out that the birth mother had given birth to one more baby boy. Even though Katie was not planning to become a mother of three, she could not stand the idea of leaving the little boy to his own devices. What would she do?

Their Baby Brother

Their Baby Brother

Some Deep Thinking

This revelation meant that the children had one more sibling looking for the perfect home! Katie was shocked by this piece of news. However, she did not know if she was equipped to adopt another child. She had adopted quite a bit ago, but 3 kids? She had to think this through.

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Some Deep Thinking

A New Edition

After some deep thinking, Katie believed it was only right for her to reunite the siblings with their brother. Katie then took in this newborn boy and started the adoption process for the newest member of the family.

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A New Edition

Welcome To The Family

Katie took another leap of faith by taking in this newborn child called Jackson. Like Hannah, he fit into the family without any problems whatsoever. In only a couple of months, he succeeded in capturing the hearts of Katie and his siblings. Katie was eager to make things official and become his mother on paper as well.

Welcome To The Family

Welcome To The Family

The Adoption Process Was Under Way

On the 9th of June in 2019, Katie took to Instagram to make a post saying the court date for the adoption process was all set. In the meantime, she was relieved that the baby was under her care, which meant she could look after him and watch him grow.

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The Adoption Process Was Under Way

Protecting His Privacy

When the adoption process was still underway, she was careful to protect the privacy and safety of her children on her social media profiles. After the news about the miraculous adoption story came out, she started to receive plenty of media attention. She wanted to make sure that the adoption process will go smoothly, which is why she refrained from showing her youngest child’s face on any of the posts she made. Katie always covered his face using stickers or blurs to avoid any unwanted public attention.

Protecting His Privacy

Protecting His Privacy

Celebrations

One of the best parts of being a parent is celebrating the little moments along with the significant milestones. On Hannah’s 2nd birthday, Katie decided to celebrate and make it as special as she could for her little girl. She took to Instagram to write her daughter a sweet birthday message: “Happy 2nd Birthday to my baby girl. You have changed our world in ways I never imagined. You always have a smile and want to giggle. You have more energy than the energizer bunny. You already are the best lil mama to your dolls and always want to help and love others. It’s an honor to be your mama and watch you grow and become a beautiful little lady!”

Celebrations

Celebrations

A Happy Family

While they waited for the approval of the adoption, the children continued to live together in harmony in Katie’s house. Hannah was already two years old at the time. She has since grown up to be a very energetic girl who adores clothes, dolls, and shoes. She also likes to take care of her brothers and hopes to grow up to be like Katie!

A Happy Family

A Happy Family

A Girly Girl

Hannah was growing up to be such a sweet girl. She loved anything and everything girly, and Katie couldn’t get enough! She loved having a little girl to raise. Her smile truly says it all! On Instagram, Katie posted this photo with the caption “She’s already into all the girly things… dolls, hair, shoes, clothes, etc! And most of all, she’s clearly the caretaker of the three kids. She wants to be just like mama and it’s just precious. I love how she takes care of her brothers and is a lil mama herself!”

A Girly Girl

A Girly Girl

Dream Come True

Doesn’t every mother wish her baby girl would want to grow up to be like her? Well, for Katie, this was the case. So, when Hannah asked her to do her hair, Katie was more than happy to do it! “Today was one I dreamed about and have waited for. Miss Hannah wanted her hair curled just like mamas… and she sat so still and patiently for me (which is VERY hard for a 2 yo) while I curled her hair. I know it marks the first of many of these moments (I pray) in which we get to have special mama daughter moments,” Katie wrote.

Dream Come True

Dream Come True

A Social Butterfly

Meanwhile, Grayson has turned three and will attend preschool soon. He has become a social butterfly who enjoys meeting other people. He now wears glasses to help fix his lazy eye, probably a side effect from being exposed to substances in utero, and we think they are just adorable on him!

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A Social Butterfly

Gratitude

Katie couldn’t contain her gratitude for her little family. On her Instagram, she loved posting adorable photos of the kids while writing them sweet messages in the captions: “Its sssooo beautiful of a thing to know that you listened to that small voice God used to guide you—to be exactly where you needed to be, when you needed to be there! May you be blessed on your continued journey!”

Gratitude

Gratitude

No Longer A Single Mom

Just recently, Katie made a post on Instagram that talked about another addition to the family. In the captions, Katie said, “While I can’t share his face as I vowed never to post him on social media so I could get him to take a photo with me, I can share how grateful I am for him.” It turns out that Katie and the mystery man had been seeing each other for a year after they met through a pastor. He has been supporting her through the “craziness of foster care” and the surprise addition to their family. We are glad to hear that Katie has this man whom she can turn to for support!

No Longer A Single Mom

No Longer A Single Mom

Making Memories

Big milestones always need to be commemorated with a few photos, no? Well, with Katie and her kids, that is the case. Of course, when Grayson was starting preschool, she had to snap a photo for Instagram! She couldn’t believe that her little boy was already growing up so quickly. We think all parents think the same at some point or another throughout the years. Katie couldn’t stop gushing about her son on Instagram, saying, “First Day of Preschool! This kid melts my heart! His smile is contagious and he approaches each opportunity with excitement. He walked into class and never looked back or hesitated once… he jumped at the chance for new friends and a new environment! I can’t believe how big he is and how much he is thriving and growing. We can’t wait to see how much school helps him make even more leaps forward”.

Making Memories

Making Memories

Responsibility After Responsibility

Katie has been receiving a lot of help and support as she raises the three children on her own. Her sister, mother, and roommate have always been there to help out because she still works in the construction job time despite everything.

Responsibility After Responsibility

Responsibility After Responsibility

Multiple Jobs

Aside from raising the kids and working a full-time job, she has also been tirelessly renovating her house. What is even more impressive is the fact that she has also taken on another responsibility when she started a small business. She runs a website called woodandgrace.net on top of working as an independent consultant for a skincare company called Rodan and Fields.

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Multiple Jobs

A Flexible Arrangement

The beauty company Rodan and Fields sells makeup and skincare. It allows Katie to work on her own hours remotely, which ables her to earn additional income to help her make ends meet. But how does she find the time to spend with all 3 kids?

A Flexible Arrangement

A Flexible Arrangement

Future Changes

Katie said, “I am hopeful that one day this opportunity will give me the chance at the freedom to spend more time with my children and one day expand our family even more. My current traditional career path doesn’t make my dreams seem possible…so I began to consider ways to supplement that complimented my lifestyle and was flexible.”

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Future Changes

Sharing Her Life

Katie has been using different social media platforms to promote the independent businesses she runs. Aside from her Instagram and Facebook profiles, she talks about her personal journey on the website woodandgrace.net. On her blogs, you will find her discussing her home renovation project and interior decoration skills.

Sharing Her Life

Sharing Her Life

Big Boy Bed

Once Grayson decided he’s too big to sleep in his crib, it was time for him to get a big boy bed! Katie made sure to get him a nice one so he wants to sleep in it. But alas, it was a little difficult getting Grayson to his new bed. However, Katie still saw the bed as a success. She even posted this to her Instagram: “I think it’s safe to say the toddlers like Grayson‘s new big boy bed… Or at least the bed we are trying to convert Grayson into since he’s decided the crib is no longer an option.”

Big Boy Bed

Big Boy Bed

Family Photo

Anyone in a big family knows the struggle of gathering everyone up to snap a picture together. It can be a serious challenge at times! So, props to Katie for succeeding to do so! She was so proud of this accomplishment, she couldn’t help but share her success on social media. “And I snagged the second photo of all five of us almost a year after the first… I will take what I can get and always keep my promise not to show my guy’s face (thank goodness he’s SO tall). Grateful for this crazy crew of mine! Note: we even all match for a Sunday service… he’s a keeper for not finding my love of coordinating outfits with my kids annoying. He showed up at the house this morning dressed in camo shorts before any of us were dressed… so not much he could do when I coordinated around his outfit.”

Family Photo

Family Photo

Picturesque

Not all photos come out perfect, believe it or not! While the pictures that Katie normally posts make it seem like they all are flawless, that is simply not the case. As she shows in this picture, gathering all three of the kids for a picture can be somewhat of a challenge. When looking at her Instagram page, Katie makes it seem so easy! “Taking a photo of all three requires lots of patience and lots of outtakes like this one,” She wrote.

Picturesque

Picturesque

They’ve Changed My Life

She also shared the personal journey she underwent with foster care and adoption. “The last 35 years has been far from easy or the ‘perfect’ life, but it has been mine and has always been driven by my ‘CRAZY’ dreams,” she posted on her blog. “If people only knew how my children have changed mine far more than I could ever have imagined.”

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They’ve Changed My Life

Some Extra Help

Her business decisions have let her finance the extra help she needs to take care of her children. She is planning to hire a live-in nanny so her kids can get some extra TLC. She has said that it is necessary for foster moms to accept highly frustrating situations and lack of communication. Katie has said that it could prove to be a very unmanageable situation if she did not have her faith to keep her afloat.

Some Extra Help

Some Extra Help

Staying Determined

Katie has also been outspoken about her foster care advocacy on her social media profiles. She posts a lot of encouraging messages that discuss how much fostering has impacted her life. “I don’t know if I believed in miracles for sure. I have no doubt now,” she said when she went on Good Morning America.

Staying Determined

Staying Determined

Still In Process

Katie is still undergoing the adoption process to make Jackson an official part of their family. “It takes patience beyond what I feel I have sometimes. It makes me and those who support me angry some days. But encounters/relationships with the children make it worth the hard times.

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Still In Process

A Life-Changing Experience

To think that Katie’s journey all started with one little boy named Grayson is truly remarkable. Had she not found him, she would never have been able to reunite 3 siblings! Katie spoke on the matter, “It is my greatest adventure and I can’t imagine my life without this experience”.

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A Life-Changing Experience

Good Housekeeping

It seems like everything good was happening to Katie all at once. After she was able to go through with Grayson and Hannah’s adoptions, she got a message on Instagram asking her if she wanted to appear in Good Housekeeping magazine in an article about her. Of course, she said yes! She was ecstatic to be able to share her story in whatever ways possible. “I never thought we would be in @goodhousekeeping magazine, but life throws you amazing curves. Couldn’t be more grateful to see my children’s story impacting so many people across the world and we hope it’s helping many more children like them find loving forever homes!! Good grab their August edition to find us. Thanks to @laurenwolters for sending us a photo and letting us know it was out!”

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping

Proud Mama

Parenthood is defintely something that came naturally for Katie. She couldn’t get enough of her kids. Every single moment made her swell with pride and gratitude. It was incredible how far she’s come in the past few years, and she wanted to share her story with the world. She couldn’t help but celebrate every small moment. “I am SO proud of this girl for going by herself to a Sunday school class (versus with her bro)! She went in without hesitation and had a blast.”

Proud Mama

Proud Mama

Sibling Bond

This isn’t a given, but Grayson and Hannah simply adore each other! Not all siblings get along when they’re young, but these two have so much fun whenever they spend time together. Katie was amazed by the bond they forged. “I hope they always make each other giggle and smile as they do now,” she wrote on Instagram.

Sibling Bond

Sibling Bond

Little Helpers

Katie also said Grayson truly knew what was happening for the first time this holiday season and could talk about it, and you know what that means! Behind her, Katie’s latest mom’s duty was coming. She said, “It’s definitely the first year that Grayson is actually starting to realize it’s Christmas and be able to talk about it. I realized I need to explain Santa which I have never done before… any suggestions on how?!”

Little Helpers

Little Helpers

Tickle Giggles

Like any mother who gets to enjoy her children’s joy, Katie’s children’s laughter is sheer happiness to her ears. She prefers to tickle them, and they can’t get enough of it, actually! Her kids love to sit in her lap, and before they giggle uncontrollably, she likes to tickle them!

Tickle Giggles

Tickle Giggles

Growing Each Day

Seems like her kids get so much bigger every time Katie shares a new picture online! Grayson is coming of age to be a little boy who is happy and peaceful, and he looks as happy as he can be in any photo Katie puts of him. Their passion for one another is visible.

Growing Each Day

Growing Each Day

The Little Things

Katie likes to appreciate everything, the smallest things included. With the caption, she shared this photo of her kids in a hardware store., “These two… two peas in a pod! Hours into shopping to get all our errands run and an hour past nap time they are still smiling and laughing with each other. They chased each other and played hide n seek when we returned home. I don’t think they would be who they are today without each other.” How nice!

The Little Things

The Little Things

Sports Fanatic

Every day, Grayson’s obsession with different sports can be seen, and Katie feels that it’s entirely incredible! She’s not a sports fan, but she’s a friend of hers, and that was something which always attached him to Grayson. Katie wrote, “So grateful for a Grayson to have such a loving guy to look up to… and to watch sports with him because he clearly didn’t learn that from me!”

Sports Fanatic

Sports Fanatic

It is unbelievable how Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie treat their kids. The most beloved Hollywood couple, Brad and Angelina, were still known as the modern-day power couple of Hollywood, yes, until they split in September 2016. They have been together for more than 10 years, and the paparazzi have been watching what was going on in their family for all those years. In total, the couple has adopted 6 adorable children. They had Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, their first biological daughter, back in 2006.

Brangelina

In March 2002, Angelina Jolie was a single mother and had her first child while dealing with her divorce. Sonya adopted Maddox Chivan, a Cambodian orphan, and her six-month-old infant, in order to reach her siblings. Fortunately, she adopted another boy three years ago and gave baby the name Zahara Marley.

Brangelina

Brangelina

Building The Family

And when Maddox Chivan was adopted by Angelina prior to her involvement with Brad Pitt, Maddox Chivan was still considered the first child of Jolie and Pitt. The only thing the fans then figured out was Zahara Marley’s adoption by the couple. The nation welcomed the pair; then they received the wonderful news in 2005; they were expecting a boy.

Building The Family

Building The Family

Escaping the Media

Many famous people also face criticism from the mainstream press, as we all know. The same dilemma the couple faced. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pursued a private life, but that life was incompatible with the paparazzi’s desires. Yeah, with cameras monitoring every action a celebrity might take, that’s one of the very few negative elements of being a well-known human being.

Escaping The Media

Escaping The Media 

To Africa

They decided to travel to Namibia, the South African Republic, for the birth of their child so that they could feel more confident about the privacy of their child. The paparazzi had trouble spotting the pair, and although Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were concerned about how their son might be affected. Their first biological child, Shiloh, was born to Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and their daughter Shiloh in May of 2006.

To Africa

To Africa 

Expanding

The pair was happy with all the things they had and at its height was their marital satisfaction. tThey already had three unbelievably bright kids, so they started adding four. Their third child was kidnapped . He was originally born in Vietnam. In April 2007, the couple formally adopted Pax Thien.

Expanding

Expanding 

Adoption Difficulties

The parents of the child, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, concentrated similarly on showing care and affection to their children. They just had no favourites. In their response to the situation, the pair demonstrated their consummate parenting skills. They got through the procedures they had undergone, and were closer as a family.

Adoption Difficulties Adoption Difficulties

Adopting In Ethiopia

Before Shiloh’s adoption, Brad Pitt, who adopted three Angelina Jolie children prior to Shiloh’s life, fostered the adopted children. The pair demonstrate issues in the process of integration in the interview. In order to adopt the adoption policy and practices, they were very strict and needed a popular forum.

Adopting In Ethiopia

Adopting In Ethiopia 

From Jolie To Jolie-Pitt

Before Brad Pitt made the big decision in 2005 to take care of Maddox and Zahara as their father, the two adopted children had already changed their names to Maddox and Zahara. The followers were too excited to see their idols hitting the next level.

From Jolie To Jolie Pitt

From Jolie To Jolie-Pitt

From Jolie To Jolie

Exciting News

The crowd was incredibly happy for the couple after hearing that Brad Pitt was taking legal custody of Angelina Jolie’s kids. They were pleased with the good news about Jolie and Pitt’s pregnancy. The whole world was pleased by the genetic talents of the couple and their good looks. But Jolie’s pregnancy was kept under tight wraps by the pair, including moving to South Africa to minimize the risk of paparazzi being in the region.

Exciting News

Exciting News

Where It All Began

Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s taping  was the first time Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt managed to meet. What the crowd saw was the heart-warming chemistry on TV between Jolie and Pitt. However, as he was married to Pitt’s sister, Pitt was also related to Pitt.

Where It All Began

Where It All Began

 

Affair Rumors

Shortly after his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston was filmed, Brad Pitt filed for divorce. It was very clear that he was already deeply committed to Angelina Jolie at the time, but that accusations from third parties were flocking to various social media networks. By claiming that she did not know how to exploit her mother’s boyfriend, Jolie refuted reports suggesting she was having an affair with a married man.

Affair Rumors

Affair Rumors 

Much Anticipated Birth

The case turned around after a controversial start, when the world learned that Angelina was pregnant. It seemed that the bond had become stronger, and the father accompanied the mother to Namibia, where she gave birth to a baby girl.

Much Anticipated Birth

Much Anticipated Birth

Photos For Charity

They ended up going to Namibia to run away from all the paparazzi who wanted to see their first biological child, where the daughter was born. Even though Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt privately wanted all the lives of their children, they decided to sell their newborn daughter’s photos. Selling pictures of a baby might sound ridiculous, but their goal was quite honest – to give and donate all their money from sales of Shiloh’s pictures to a charitable organization.

Photos For Charity

Photos For Charity

Tight Security

In Namibia, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have sought help and additional security from the authorities to keep their newborn daughter, Shiloh Nouvel, away from the paparazzi in particular. When visiting the baby in the hospital, they had a very strict policy; close families and friends could only visit them if they had previously given them a handwritten pass.

Tight Security

Tight Security

An Incident

Here is one of the unsuccessful efforts of their stalkers. One day, in the hospital, a disturbance took place that distracted the authorities. It was a paparazzi tactic to enter the room where Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and the baby were staying. The police detained the paparazzi swiftly and charged them.

An Incident

An Incident

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