Katie Page went through a divorce in her early thirties, and the experience left her feeling quite alone in the world. The family and career that she dreamed of seemed to be a far off dream. Next, she would make a life-changing decision that would shape the lives of everyone involved.
The End Of A Life Together
Katie Page was born and raised in Alabama, and in her early thirties, she was confronted with an understandably trying challenge as her marriage was reaching its end. The heart-wrenching milestone left her feeling undeniably lost in her life as her dreams of a family were no longer a possibility for the near future. Katie was searching for something fulfilling and knew it was time to make a drastic change.
The Start Of A New Story
Jackie felt she needed to let go of the past and focus on a new chapter in her life, which led her to move to a new area despite everything she knew being in Alabama. Back in 2015, she decided soul-searching would help her find the right path, and she made exceptional changes in her life. She was lucky enough to find an excellent job as an integrated service manager for GE Johnson which seemed to solve many concerns she had with relocating to Denver in Colorado.
Optimism Becomes Her
With a new home and a great new job, Katie felt as though she had made the best decision to start over. The spacious 4-bedroom home she purchased may have needed some work although she planned to take on the projects 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,” Katie explained. She mentioned to a friend that she felt the home was actually meant for so much more.
So Much To Do
Renovating her new home would require a lot of money, and while many would feel intimidated by such a large project, Katie thought it was the perfect solution to keep herself busy and her mind occupied on bettering her life. However, she knew that she was missing something, and despite her marriage ending recently, Katie knew she would be able to stumble upon new opportunities soon enough.
Despite some understandable hesitation, Katie knew there would be something out there that would give her the new outlook on life she so desperately wanted. After already experiencing heartbreaking fertility issues she had searched for other options and considered both adoption and fostering as appropriate options to finally have the family her heart was after.
Fostering Children In Need
After recently joining a church in the area, there was a discussion regarding an upcoming seminar for a fostering program. Katie was immediately interested as she felt this may have been the opportunity she was looking for all along.
The Decision Was Made
The church meeting was more than enough to convince Katie that fostering children in need was the right path for her and even though she felt somewhat nervous she was entirely enchanted by the idea of starting her own family with children who needed her most.
Back in 2015 and on Mother’s Day, no less Katie filled out the application that would change her life forever. The decision would shape her future, and there would be no turning back. Regardless Katie was anticipating the exciting journey she was about to undertake.
Becoming A Single Foster Mom
Even though Katie was beyond thrilled about her decision, she would still need to consider all the aspects of the massive life-changing choice to foster children in need. She would be a single mom, and she was also new in the area. This meant that Katie would need to find her feet while discovering life as a single mother. Nonetheless, she was adamant that she would follow through with her decision.
It All Becomes Real
It wasn’t too long after Katie filed her application when she started to receive feedback. The children that would potentially become her foster children were not merely children in need as they had also experienced heart-wrenching traumas early in their lives. This fact simply made Katie even more eager to open her heart.
Longing For One Of Her Own
One year later, Katie was fostering four children and found herself longing for one of her own. She was thrilled at the thought of adopting a child, and even though she was more than happy as a foster mom, she felt she would want something more permanent
Two weeks after Katie had spoken with her caseworker, she received a phone call that would change her life forever. The caller explained that a baby that had been abandoned by his mother at a hospital in the area
The baby boy was just four days old. Katie’s mind was already made up, and she told the caseworker not to contact anyone else. “I want him!” Just one day later, Katie walked out of the hospital with a baby boy of her own.
A Tough Start To Life
Even though Katie was already fostering a 14-month old baby, she did not have any prior experience taking care of a newborn. The small baby would need a lot of care and attention, and she would need to be extra careful. The baby boy had been exposed to illegal substances while still in his mother’s womb he was not experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Despite the good news that he would likely not face long-term challenges as a result of his biological mother’s harmful behavior while pregnant Katie was still beyond heartbroken in knowing a mother could put her own child in harm’s way like that.
Needing A Name
While Katie was prepared to do whatever it took to care for the baby, the four-day-old infant would also need a name!
Only The Best For Baby Grayson
When Katie brought the tiny infant home, she hardly had time to consider names for him. Eventually, she decided to give him her very favorite name for a boy: Grayson.
Katie immediately fell in love with the baby boy when she first saw him. The bond was instant even though she could not fathom how or why. Her unconditional love for Grayson was a real show of maternal instincts.
On A Fulfilling Path
It wasn’t long before Katie finally understood that motherhood was what she was unknowingly in search of for so long. The arrival of Grayson proved undeniably fulfilling for Katie as she longed for a child of her own. Even though she adored all of the children that she fostered, none were with her permanently.
In Search For Answers
There was no question surrounding the fact that Grayson had an extraordinary place in Katie’s heart. Afterall he was with her since he was only four days old. Behind the scenes, the caseworkers were adamant on finding Grayson’s biological parents.
Nowhere To Be Found
It seemed as though the biological parents did not want to be found as the caseworkers searched to no avail. Despite printing ads in the newspapers and even on Facebook, no one stepped out with any information regarding the baby boy that was abandoned.
In May 2017 Grayson became a permanent part of Katie’s life. At just 11 months old, he was now legally Katie’s son. She could not have been any happier that their family was finally official!
Waiting For The Right Time
When Grayson was eighteen months old, Katie considered taking in one more foster child although she felt the time was not right just yet. She may have received numerous calls regarding placements, but they were only short-term, and Katie was hoping for a long-term arrangement.
Deserving Of Only The Best
Katie was hoping to expand her family, but she was also undecided as she felt Grayson deserved her full attention. Katie was focused on her baby boy as she knew he needed her more than anything. Just look at how happy he is enjoying his very first birthday celebration!
A Drastic Change
Katie had a big home with plenty of space, and while she wanted to take advantage of this, she was hoping to wait until Grayson was a bit older before adopting another child. However, just one month after adopting Grayson officially, she received a call that would drastically change their lives forever.