Katie couldn’t say no. Although she already had a toddler at home, who was a handful in his own right, after hearing the bad start to life this baby was given, her heart couldn’t refuse.
She knew it was going to be extremely challenging. There was no doubt this was going to be a life changer for her, for the little boy at home, and of course, for the new baby. She also knew who to call for some backup.
She Was a Pro
Katie had gained so much experience with the children she fostered, and now all these new skills she had were about to be put to good use. They were about to be put to the test.
The local social workers were on the phone. Katie was already caring for one little child when she was asked to take in another newborn baby. This was very challenging but also exciting.
He Was Left All Alone
The little newborn baby was abandoned in the hospital just a few days after being born and was in desperate need of love and a stable home. Even if a temporary one.
Not only that, the newborn's mother was probably hooked on illegal substances which potentially made the baby a newborn addict. The baby had to go through several checkups before being given the all-clear and permission to leave the hospital. Was Katie up for this?
Her Mother Moved In
Just like Katie, her mother couldn't find it in her heart to refuse and she agreed to move in for a few weeks, just to help out. Before she knew it, Katie found herself with a newborn baby and an extended family.
One thing Katie didn't expect was naming the baby. As the baby was abandoned, he wasn't even given a name. She chose Grayson, as he came into her life with the grace of God. If only she would have known that Grayson's former life would soon sneak up and affect their home forever.
Her Full Family
Katie's family seemed to be complete. She had a toddler running around, a newborn baby by her side and her dear mother to help clean up all the mess. Katie was finally content and felt her life had meaning.
Over time, the little toddler was moved to a permanent family and Katie was left to bring up Grayson. During all of this time, the local authorities tried to find Grayson's biological family or some other connection to his past.