Mom takes in abandoned baby, only to learn the child is blood-related to her adopted son

It was an e-mail from her pastor that would change Katie Price’s life forever.

She had gotten divorced after years of trying to start a family and her life was now on a completely different track than what she expected. She had picked up and moved to Colorado to start a new career and build a new life, but her desire to have children was still strong and she was now considering adoption.

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Then one day her pastor asked her if she would be interested in becoming a foster parent. That seemed like a good first step towards her adoption dreams, so she attended meetings to learn more and eventually became a certified foster parent.

After fostering four children, Price knew she was ready to adopt.

And it all came together one day in 2016 when a caseworker asked her to take in a newborn baby boy who had been surrendered to the hospital immediately after his mother gave birth. He was 4 days old and didn’t even have a name.

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It was the perfect opportunity to start a family and Price jumped at the opportunity, naming the little boy Grayson.

Since his parents never tried to reclaim him, their legal rights were terminated and Price was able to legally adopt him just 11 months later.

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The new mom was thrilled, and while she knew she wanted to grow her family someday, she figured she’d wait a few years until Grayson was older.

But sometimes life has a way of changing your plans.

Just weeks after Grayson’s adoption was finalized, she got another call from a caseworker. Yet another baby had been surrendered immediately after being born at the very same hospital.

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It wasn’t how she expected to grow her family but something was telling her this was meant to be.

“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.”

Price agreed to foster the little girl and named her Hannah.

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The day she met Hannah, however, she couldn’t believe her eyes. The little girl’s hospital bracelet still bore the first name of her birth mother – it was the same first name as Grayson’s birth mother. Upon looking into the woman’s discharge paperwork, she also discovered that Grayson and Hannah’s mother had the same birthday.

Could it be that the same woman birthed both children so close together? Were they actually siblings?

Price wasn’t sure since the children don’t look much alike (Grayson is part African-American while Hannah is pale with straight strawberry blond hair).

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A DNA test would have answered those questions, but Price decided to track down the children’s birth mother instead. The woman told her that she had, indeed, given birth to a boy and a girl who she surrendered to the same hospital.

A later DNA test confirmed that Grayson and Hannah are half-siblings.

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The woman had no intention of claiming Hannah, so Price adopted the little girl as well. The two women even met at one point and Price described that short moment on her blog:

“We only spent about 5 minutes together at that first visit and she was so pleasant and open with me. She had brought me candy and a gift for Baby Girl. She gave me small insights into her life that broke my heart. She was beautiful just like my son.”

Soon after, Grayson and Hannah’s mother gave birth to another baby boy that Price took in. That means she had a 1-year-old, a 2-year-old, and now a newborn to care for, but she wanted to keep the siblings together.

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The adoption of the third sibling is still in the works.

Be sure to keep up with the family of four on their Instagram account at @woodandgraceblog and scroll down below to see an interview with the mother of three.

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Source: Wood + Grace blog, @woodandgraceblog via Instagram, ABC News