Woman Adopts 3rd Sibling After Learning She Had Been Fostering Her Son’s Biological Sister

July 10, 2020

A Colorado woman has adopted her third child after learning he is the biological sibling of her two other children.

Last month, Katie Page adopted a 1-year-old boy named Jackson, reported "Good Morning America."

In 2017, the mother first adopted Jackson's brother Grayson, 4. One year later, Page adopted Grayson's sister Hannah, 3, who she had been fostering.

"The minute I held him, I was so overjoyed," Page said of her newest bundle of joy to the outlet. "I said, 'This is their brother; this is their family.'"

Page has now kept the siblings together, but she initally didn't know any of them were related.

The month after Page adopted Grayson, she was notified about a newborn girl, Hannah. She decided to foster Hannah and give her a new home. At the time no one knew that the two children were brother and sister.

However, when she brought Hannah home, she saw the biological mother's name on the hospital bracelet.

"[The caseworkers] told me her story, which was really similar to Grayson's," Page said. "I saw her medical bracelet, and the first name of her mother was the same name as Grayson's mom. She didn't have a typical name."

Page said the children's biological mother lied about her last name and date of birth when she first left Grayson at the hospital.

According to Page, both kids had been exposed to methamphetamines in the womb.

Before she adopted Hannah, she had a DNA test done on the children and found out they were biological siblings.

The same biological mother then gave birth to Jackson.

"[With Jackson] she gave false information again and he was going to go with another foster family, until the case worker stepped in," Page noted. "When Jackson came along I just felt the best I could give him are his family and siblings that he identifies and feels connected to."

Page is also friends with the couple who adopted Grayson, Hannah and Jackson's older siblings.

Kaci and Dustin Whitney of Bartow, Florida are the adoptive parents of Taylor, 8, and EadyGrace, 5.

The Whitneys initially tried to keep all the children together when they learned their adopted daughters had biological siblings.

"As moms you feel like you have a duty to say, 'Hey, we fought for you,'" Kaci said. "It didn't work out how I thought, but it worked out how it should."

All the children recently met and Page and the Whitneys have become very close.

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