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Hi I'm Trisha

I wanted children but couldn't get pregnant. I have adopted 3 beautiful children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am first and foremost a wife and a mother. I love being a mother and always wanted to be a mother. Growing up I would play with dolls and make clothes for them borrowing my mother's scrap fabrics and a needle and thread. Now I love to sew dresses for my daughter and her dolls. I loved art in grade school through high school and I share this love with my children when we do arts and crafts. I also love to make improvements in my home. My father taught me how to use power tools and how to work with wood when I was younger and from those experiences I have continued to try to develop those talents by making small pieces of furniture and home decorations. When I was young my parents took us to different art and craft shows, fairs, and museums. They encouraged us to use our imaginations and make things ourselves. I have continued to do that with my children. I love to take them to museums and introduce them to the arts. My children are so important to me. I want them to have countless opportunities to experience the world so they will be able to decide what they want to do in life. As for me, I am taking online classes to get my teaching degree so I can work when my children are in school but will be off of work when they are out of school.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have learned that my Heavenly Father loves me. I did not always know this. This knowledge came from a lot of fasting and prayer and asking. When I was going through fertility treatments off and on for 7 years I wondered why I was not able to be a mother when there were so many women getting pregnant that did not want to be pregnant. I did not understand at the time that I would be the mother to three children that were born to two different mothers that could not take care of their children due to their addictions to drugs. If I had been able to have my own children I would not have adopted and my children would not have the lives that they have. All three are extremely smart and from what we have seen have not had side effects from the drugs taken by their birth mothers. During my lifetime I have seen many small miracles happen that some could say were coincidences but I know they were not coincidences but answers to my prayers. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and that He is mindful of me and the struggles I face in my every day life. I know that he has blessed me far beyond what I deserve because I keep trying to do what is right. He has spoken to my heart to let me know that He loves me and has comforted me through times of trial and sadness.

How I live my faith

I have participated in my community by being a foster parent for three years. It was really hard raising other people's children. I did my best to love and teach the children that were in my home but it was hard because children rarely show appreciation for being taught how a family with discipline and rules work and parents that have had their children put into CPS custody rarely appreciate foster parents and what we do for their children. They usually are scared for their children and what is happening to them while they are not there and are resentful of CPS getting involved in their lives and telling them what to do. I had to pray a lot and strengthen my faith in order to get through difficult circumstances. It was hard for me to say goodbye to children that I had come to love when they went back to their families. I would cry and pray for the children to be safe, happy and to find Christ in their lives. You never know what happens to a foster child when they leave your home. My husband and I had the opportunity to adopt our two boys, brothers, in 2005 and our daughter in 2011. We adopted our boys through LDS Family Services and our daughter through CPS foster to adopt. Both adoptions of our sons and daughter had moments of us almost losing them, fasting and praying for a better outcome, and then everything working out to our benefit. Our daughter was actually taken from our home and given to one of her biological family members only to have her returned to us within 36 hours. Although we went through a lot of emotional trauma in order to get our children I knew it would be worth it and I was right. Our children are meant to be in our family. We knew they were our children and meant to be ours the moment we set eyes on them. It is a special feeling that I know Heavenly Father gave me to comfort me while I went through the trials and uncertainties that accompany adoption.