A Colorado mother got the surprise of a lifetime when she learned that her two adopted children are biologically brother and sister.
Katie Page, of Parker, Colorado, had just adopted Grayson, now 2, in May 2017 when she received a call about a month later that a baby girl, Hannah, now 1, was in need of a foster home. She immediately took the little girl in and quickly recognized some similarities between the two little ones.
“There were features on the babies that were very similar. They both have a chin dimple and the other feature is one that only a mama would see because it’s covered by their diaper!” Page, 36, tells PEOPLE.
Page believed the babies came from different mothers, as the biological mother had listed different last names when placing the babies for adoption. No one at the adoption agency suspected the babies were siblings either. Page, a single mother, says her family and friends were in disbelief when she brought up the possibility.
“They were as shocked as I was. Everybody thought I was crazy,” she recalls to PEOPLE. “I think everyone thought it was a far stretch because I didn’t have that much to go on but my intuition was telling me there was more to the story. We kept it pretty quiet until there was more information to support the theory.”
Page began to unfold the mystery and eventually learned that Hannah and Grayson did have the same mother. Page confirmed the news with a DNA test, and she says the kids being related made it easier for her to officially adopt Hannah in December 2018.
“Because they were related, she was able to stay in my home – judges rule that way,” Page, who is divorced, tells PEOPLE. “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. It was a great thing.”
Page says she never expected her family’s story to garner so much attention, but she plans to share the sweet story with Hannah and Grayson when they are older.
For now, Page says, Grayson and Hannah are having a blast getting to know each other.
“Life with them is never dull and boring. They are two peas in a pod. Especially now that both are walking,” Page gushes.
“Miss Hannah is so exploratory. Grayson loves Hannah. She loves to follow him everywhere and be in everything. They’re just the cutest team trying to figure things out and learn everything.”