Trisha Lacoste has four kids, one of which is adopted. Trisha started doing photography about fifteen years ago with her best friend, April Loyle. They photographed their first adoption in India in January of 2014. Since then they have also traveled to China to capture another adoption. This inspired Trisha to make a big change in her business and the way she photographs these special families.
Trisha’s blog reads, “I’ve been keeping a secret and I can’t hold it in any longer. For you to fully understand, I have to take you back in time a bit…
When I was 14, my family adopted my brother, Trevor. I watched his birth mom make the selfless choice to give him a life she couldn’t provide at the time. The emotions I witnessed on both sides of the story stuck with me. A few years later, my aunt and uncle adopted a baby boy. Then my parents welcomed a daughter from Haiti. After that, my aunt and uncle adopted a baby girl. And then my parents added another brother to the crew by adopting Titus from Haiti.”
“At this point, I was grown, married, and had 3 biological kids, but adoption had become a part of my DNA. I knew that I wanted to adopt one day and mentioned it to my midwife after the birth of my third child. Two years later, I had a voicemail from her saying,'” Trisha, give me a call. I need to ask you something.'”
That is the short version of how Trisha made a wonderful boy named Jayden her son.
“Over several years I’ve done everything I can to highlight adoptions. It’s my purpose in this life. I’ve done photo shoots for adoptive families for free. I’ve traveled to do photos for Show Hope, an organization that gives grants to adoptive families. I’ve raised money to travel with adoptive families so I can document the moment when they meet their children for the first time. I’ve shared my story with anyone who wants to know what it’s like to adopt.
But that isn’t enough for me. I can do more. There’s a better way… a way to create a movement that helps families fund their adoptions and provides a way for the documentation of more adoptions at NO COST to the families.”
The Dream Village website has officially launched! Stay tuned in on the official Instagram, @thedreamvillage .
Here are some of the amazing photographs that are available for purchase: