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COLORADO MOM ADOPTS 1-YEAR-OLD CHILD AFTER LEARNING SHE WAS FOSTERING SON’S BIOLOGICAL SIBLING

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No matter what decisions we make throughout life, we eventually all end up coming home. Our home is the eternal source of care and support if the family bonds are built on strong and lasting pillars.

Yet, what makes a family is love, and where there is love, there is family.

Back in 2017, a woman from Colorado, Katie Page, adopted her son Grayson. She had been previously married, owned a home and had a good job, but she felt “incomplete without being a mother”,

She had some infertility issues and dreamed of adopting a child. Before she met Grayson, who was abandoned at the hospital, she cared for four foster children.

A month after she adopted the boy, the agency called her to inform her that a little girl named Hannah was in need of a foster home as well. Over time, as Katie began fostering her, she started to notice certain similarities between the children.

They had the same mark on the bodies and had the same dimpled chin.

Yet, the biological mother had listed different last names when placing the babies for adoption, so no one considered the option that the babies are actually siblings.

Yet, the story of the little girl was really similar to the one of Grayson. Moreover, the first name of the mother on her medical bracelet was the same as Grayson’s mom, and “she didn’t have a typical name.”

According to Katie Page, both children had been exposed to methamphetamines in the womb too. Page started investigating the matter, she inquired about Hannah’s biological mother and got a DNA test done on both children.

Yup..you can freely call it a mother’s intuition!

She was right! The two children had the same biological mother, which made the entire process much easier, and Katie officially adopted the girl in December of 2018.

Two years later, this remarkable woman found out that her children had another sibling, the one-year-old Jackson. Initially, the boy was set to go to another foster home, but a caseworker decided to intervene.

Although Katie is a single mother, she decided to give the little boy a chance to grow up with his biological siblings.

She said:

“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.”

And she did adopt the boy too in June, and their virtual adoption ceremony was attended by over 30 friends and family!

Page said that the moment she held him, she felt incredibly happy, knowing that “this is their brother, this is their family.’

On the video call, this family connected to the one of Kaci and Dustin Whitney, the adoptive parents of two little girls who also have the same biological mother as Katie’s three children.

These remarkable parents organized a beach trip to Florida, and the five children met one another there!

This made Katie overjoyed, as when she adopted Grayson, she felt terrible that she would not be able to provide him any information on his biological family.

She said:

“Three sisters and a brother now sit beside and will grow up with him. He has more love and family members that love him than I ever dreamed possible.”

Katie Page shared a photo of the five siblings on Instagram, and captioned it: “This is us.”

Impressive story of love!

Source: www.goodmorningamerica.com

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California cops’ Memorial Day tribute busted by spelling police

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Just throw in the “e” for effort.

A well-meaning salute to heroes by the San Jose Police Department was cited for bad spelling on Twitter, where the cops botched an operative word.

“Remembering and Honoring Our Heros,” reads a graphic celebrating Memorial Day.

Missing from the SJPD’s spelling of the word “heros” is the letter e.

Several commenters, all of whom should expect to get a ticket if pulled over for speeding in the Silicon Valley area, noted that a heros is a type of fish found in South America.

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Only 10 people who’ve gotten Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine have had severe allergic reactions – and more than 4 million doses have been given out

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The odds of having a severe allergic reaction after receiving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine are looking incredibly slim.

On Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its first comprehensive trove of data detailing how many people have had confirmed allergic reactions after getting Moderna’s new shot.

Among more than 4 million doses of the vaccine that were administered nationwide from December 21 to January 10, just 10 people reported confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after vaccination, which is a severe allergic reaction requiring administration of epinephrine. That rate of anaphylaxis cases is 2.5 per million.

An additional 43 vaccine-takers had less severe nonanaphylactic allergic reactions, with symptoms including itching (especially in the mouth and throat), rashes, and “sensations of throat closure.”

There have been no reports of death so far, and patients have generally recovered well after these allergic reactions, though five of the 10 severe cases had to be admitted to intensive care first. ( Pfizer’s new COVID-19 vaccine , too, has been very rarely associated with severe allergic reactions .)

Read More : Why America’s vaccine rollout was a total disaster – and what it means for the next few months

10 women have had severe, allergic reactions to the Moderna vaccine
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The first day of Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations in Broadbent Arena at the Kentucky State Fair and Exposition Center on January 4, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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All of the confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after administration of Moderna’s shot so far were in women, which isn’t a huge surprise when you consider that most of the non-elderly people who’ve been vaccinated so far are healthcare workers, an industry which is 76% female in the US.

In addition, according to CDC data, more than 2.4 million woman have gotten Moderna’s shot, compared with 1.4 million men (an additional 125,000-plus people who got Moderna shots didn’t record a sex.)

Most of the anaphylactic reactions happened within just minutes of vaccination. Only one of the ten cases took longer than 30 minutes to present, post-vaccination:

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For these reasons, the CDC is recommending that all vaccine sites have doses of epinephrine on hand, and that people who get vaccinated should wait 30 minutes at the vaccine site before heading off, just in case something happens.

“It’s important that anybody who has had anaphylaxis talk to their vaccinator about that, and make sure that if they choose to be vaccinated, they wait the 30 minutes,” Dr. Thomas Clark, who’s been tracking allergic reactions after vaccination at the CDC, told reporters earlier this month .

Nine of the 10 patients who had severe, allergic reactions after Moderna’s shot had a history of allergies, and the most common allergies among them were to drugs (six patients). Just one patient with a severe reaction after vaccination had a food allergy.

“You know, many, many people with histories of allergies were vaccinated uneventfully,” Dr. Clark added.

People who do have an allergic reaction after their first shot of Moderna or Pfizer’s vaccine should not get their second dose, the CDC says.

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Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office: Woman charged with second-degree murder following shooting

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PINEY FLATS, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has charged a woman with second-degree murder following a shooting investigation.

According to a release, Teresa Sherrill, 48, is charged for the death of John Sherrill, 71.

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a 911 call Sunday just before 9:00 p.m. from 341 Warren Road in Piney Flats in “reference to a shooting.”

“The caller identified herself as Teresa Sherrill and stated that her boyfriend, John Sherrill, had attacked her,” the press release said. “Ms. Sherrill stated that she shot Mr. Sherrill.”

According to the press release, upon arrival, deputies discovered John Sherrill was dead.

The release stated the victim appeared to have both knife and gunshot wounds.

Sherill is being held in the Sullivan County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

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