“Katie, I think you’re right,” the agency said from the other side of the phone. After having a face-to-face meeting with the biological mother, the social worker realized that what Katie had said, was the truth and not a bizarre theory. “Her story breaks my heart, and I can’t believe it, but I am 90% sure you’re right, and this is a miracle,” the social worker said to Katie. It was not long before the social worker rang again, and had more news to share.
Unknowingly, Katie opened her heart and embraced a brother and sister into her home. This was overwhelming and for a moment too much to handle. How mysterious were God’s ways? Katie felt blessed. More than that, she was thrilled for the children that although had a rough start to life, were able to be given a stable home, together.
Was It an Innocent Mistake?
At first, Katie thought it was a typo or the ink had smudged but then she realized that there was only one day apart between the mothers' birth dates on both birth certificates. The truth couldn't be clearer. How on earth could this be true? Both children had the same mother. Was this for real? Katie immediately shared her thoughts with a local social worker but she instantly stopped Katie.
Katie wasn't going to just let it go. She found too many similarities between Grayson and the little baby and knew that they were related in some way or another. She was ready for the next step. After days of banging on tables and making phone calls, Katie managed to track down the baby's biological mother. Not only that — the mother agreed to meet with her.
The birth mother confronted Katie and shared her life story with her. She told her about her disturbing habits, and about her last pregnancy and she also shared a dark secret from the past. She confessed and said that a couple of years back, she left her newborn baby boy in the hospital and disappeared. Katie sat there, not believing what she was hearing. To top it all off, Grayson resembled his birth mom tremendously.
Even after sharing the story with the local social workers, they still weren't convinced and said that the chances of something like this happening were slim. Grayson and the little baby were too much alike and Katie couldn't ignore it. She knew she had to get to the bottom of this and needed the social workers on her side. What happened next would change everything for Katie and everyone around her.
Black on White
Katie had a DNA test done for both siblings, just to clear any speculations. And indeed, it was black on white, Grayson and the new baby girl were brother and sister. Katie knew what she had to do next. Katie felt the same way toward the baby girl as she did when Grayson first arrived at her home. She named the baby Hannah and on December 28th, 2018 she legally adopted her too.
Within no time, Grayson and Hannah became inseparable. Katie was a proud mother of two and felt her life was complete. However, this was not all and there was more to come. The children's birth mother gave inaccurate information on the birth certificates which made it almost impossible for the authorities to track her down. Luckily enough, Katie was determined and followed her strong intuition.
When Katie met with the mother, she couldn't help but notice that she was pregnant yet again. What was fate planning for this unborn child? Was it about to be as lucky as its siblings? Just over a year after Hannah was born, Katie was ready to accept a new baby into her world. It was Grayson's and Hanna's baby brother.
She wished she could adopt him as well, assuring all siblings were together under the same roof. So, a short while after he was born, he joined the life of Grayson his brother, and Hanna his sister. In Katie's eyes, it seemed like the right thing to do. She couldn't think of some other family taking him in. On June 25th, 2020 Katie legally adopted Jackson. The now mother of three was overjoyed and delighted.