We thank you for taking time to meet and get to know our family. We admire your courage and selflessness as you consider all options; we support you in whatever you decide is right for you and your child. As you make this life changing decision, please know we are praying for your peace and comfort in this journey. Life is tough and we cannot pretend to understand how you’re feeling and what you’re going through; however, we offer our support and love while you make this difficult choice. We are extremely blessed that you are looking at our family’s book. We hope the love we have for each other and adoption is evident. We are excited to add another child to our family through adoption. We never expected to have more than 4 children but we had the most amazing undeniable experience that told us there was one more baby. So here we are, raw and real and were giving everything we have. Know our hearts and prayers are with you, we are honored that you are looking at our family. This must be the hardest decision of your life, may you feel strength, clarity and comfort in the process. What selfless love you are showing.
With Great Love and Appreciation,
Scott & Trisha
Scott and Trish went golfing on their first date. They laughed, played and it felt natural, until Scott accidently left Trisha’s new “Kate Spade” purse on top of the car and drove off! They drove to Trisha’s Dad’s Birthday party, (yep, Scott met the whole dang family on their first date) walked in the door, her dad got a phone call from a man. The man explained that he found a phone and wallet strewn all over a busy street. It was Trisha’s. Scott was mortified, but Trisha didn’t care at all; her family laughed and teased Scott relentlessly. This was the perfect start to their relationship, comfortable, effortless and FUN! They have been blessed with an incredible marriage. It doesn’t mean that they don’t disagree but they’ve chosen to learn how to work together. They don’t claim to be perfect but they are best friends. They have realized how the other person needs to be loved. They enjoy traveling the world, being active outside, playing games (trash talking included), watching children perform in sports/activities, and crawling into bed to watch Netflix at the end of the day. 15 years together, they couldn’t be more in love.
They have been blessed with an incredible marriage. It doesn’t mean that they don’t disagree but they’ve chosen to learn how to work together. They don’t claim to be perfect but they are best friends.
At 15 years old, Trisha knew one day she would adopt a child from a Chinese orphanage; this was deeply engraved in her heart. There was never a doubt that adoption would be a way she grew her family. When she and Scott were dating, Trisha expressed her feelings of adoption, asked him to consider if that could be part of his journey too. After researching and prayer, he came back and said “of course”!
October 2013, we felt it was time to start the international adoption journey. They were blessed to fly to China and meet their little boy, Graham, who was 2 years old. It was not easy, in fact, extremely difficult, he was terrified of women. They must not have been kind in the orphanage. Over the past 3 1⁄2 years, we have fought for him. There have been many tears, lots of attachment therapy, to ensure Graham knew he was loved and part of our forever family.
Scott and Trisha had an undeniable feeling on Dec. 17th 2018, it was a “lightning bolt” moment that they both felt a little girl was coming to their family. This wasn’t our plan, it was our Heavenly Father’s Plan, we needed to just close our eyes and listen.
We can’t wait to love our little caboose baby girl.
Working out and running, shopping, swimming in the ocean, traveling, hiking in the warm sunny air, reading book after book, singing with my kids, kitchen dance parties with our children, spending time with friends and family is “ME”. I love Life...it’s beautiful, complicated, hard, yet
so amazing when we figure out who we are. I’ve done that, I’ve had to search deeply during extremely LOW times in my life to figure out what makes me happy. I love being a MOM, I love that I get to wake up and devote every day to my kids. I have also learned that I’m a better mom when I do a few things for myself each day. I grew up in Southern California until I was 13, we then moved to Utah. I went to Paul Mitchell Cosmetology and started my own business when I was 20. Over the past 12 years, I helped Scott start 2 successful companies, we’ve learned much along the way. I am fortunate that I can stay home and take care of my “babies”. They are my world and I am honored to be their mother, nothing brings me greater joy.
I had the Best Childhood Ever...it was full of fun, friends and playing sports. I didn’t grow up with very much financially, but grew up with parents loving me unconditionally and the best friends you could ask for. I had a lot of freedom to play, from morning till night during the summer months and it was awesome. We built forts, walked to the store to buy candy, explored the neighborhood and got into a little trouble. I realized as a young boy, I loved the feeling of going to church. I walked to church most Sundays by myself or with friends. I have always known that Heavenly Father was real, I served a 2 year mission for The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in California. I love what I learned from that experience, it was life changing. I have successfully built and sold multiple companies. Over the past 3 years, I have created another marketing company, and have enjoyed watching the growth. I love being a Dad, it has molded me into the man I am today. I never knew how much I could love another person until I held them in my arms. Fortunately, I get to spend lots of time with my family, I choose to be a coach for my son’s sports. It makes me proud to see them work hard and accomplish their dreams. My favorite thing each day is to wake them up in the morning by tickling their backs. We enjoy great conversations while I drive all of them to school. I am so excited to add a baby girl to our crazy fun family.
Trisha is the love of my life and my best friend. She is the strongest mother I know and puts her children first above everything else. She is selfless and loves to serve others, is patient and is an awesome homework helper. Trish takes time for one on one individual dates. She’s great at listening to their needs, helping them learn and shows them unconditional love. She loves to sing with them and making them “belly laugh” is her greatest joy. Trisha really is the Best Mother and our children are lucky to have her.
Scott is the most incredible father and husband, he truly is the best person I’ve ever met. He laughs all the time, he’s a magical story teller, gives sweet kisses and tickles their backs as he wakes them up each morning. Scott is honest, loyal, and his eyes aren’t swayed by the world. He doesn’t raise his voice EVER. He is Christlike beyond words and Trisha and the children adore him. There isn’t a better Daddy in the World.
We feel extremely honored that we’ve been blessed with each one of these beautiful children. They teach us love on a daily basis, how to be more Christlike and that life is fun when we’re together. They are INTO sports, they play competitive baseball, soccer, basketball, comp cheer, golf, tennis and dance. They also love guitar and piano. We let them try everything they desire and then narrow it to what they LOVE. Our family can be seen running here and there, anywhere supporting their activities. This is how we choose to live our lives.
One special thing about our family is the bond that we share together, we are best friends and hangout all the time. You’ll find them snuggled up in one bed after we’ve said goodnight. So Sweet. They are dying to have a little “Caboose Baby Girl” be a part of our family. They will spoil her with LOVE!
We live in a pale yellow and white 5000 sq ft home that resembles a southern plantation. Our home has 3 levels, and each person has their own bedroom. We have a fun basement with a big screen TV, gaming units, trampoline, gymnastics mats, play kitchen and doll house. Every home in our neighborhood is eclectic, diverse and full of countless friends who have adopted. We live in a planned community surrounded by a lake, miles of trails and parks with swimming pools. Our yard has a basketball hoop, a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and lots of space to ride bikes and play on the grass. Our home is happy, open, filled with light and has an incredible sunroom where we study, read, relax and rejuvenate.
We are blessed to have most of Trisha’s family living within 20 minutes of our home and one family with 4 cousins living one street away. There are 16 cousins in our family and they love spending time with one another. We love going on hikes, having game nights and spending each holiday together. Our children love going to Grandma and papa’s home where they get to bake cookies, have sleepovers and enjoy family dinners. We have the best Grandparents in the world who love seeing our kids sports, school events and spending quality time with them. Along with amazing Aunts, Uncles and Cousins we have wonderful friends who have become like our family. Blessed is an understatement.
Scott’s family is huge, he comes from 8 siblings that all live within the state. We love taking a Christmas trip each year with them and having 13 cousins to hangout with. Scott’s best friend and brother Chris live in our same neighborhood and we have kids the same age. Grandma and papa are amazing and selfless, they give everything they have to their children. The kids love doing crafts with Grandma Dee and spending time at a family cabin that we share.