Introducing: Trust Hope Pray

When my husband and I first discussed writing a book, we considered writing about adoption.

Adoption is a topic that has been close to my heart for the entirety of my life. I was adopted. Many in my family were adopted.

But the writing path changed for us when–during the 14th month of our own adoption wait–we decided to look for some resources on how to wait correctly. Though there were a few good (old) books on the topic of waiting, current resources–we felt–were lacking. Good people have said good things about waiting for centuries, but there is a curious lack of books dedicated to the topic.

And so we began collecting wise words on waiting.

When we signed the contract in June for Trust Hope Pray, we believed we were about 4 months away from bringing our child home from overseas.

Little did we know that our book was going to be a first-hand account of some of the most difficult days of our lives.

The publisher has graciously allowed us the opportunity to sell copies on this site for the purpose of supporting our adoption. Tomorrow marks month 27. We hope to travel soon.

If you are interested, please pass this link along to those who may need the encouragement.

Thank you for your support!


  1. Robin Smith says:

    Congratulations. That is awesome and you wrote it and have it published in less than a year. How wonderful. I'm happy for you.

  2. E. Johnson says:

    This sounds amazing, Trisha. I would love to read it sometime!

  3. The Brammers says:

    I always love reading and experiencing books where people have actually walked the walk.
    Love the opportunity to be a part of this special event in your life – adoption and book

  4. Danielle L. says:

    We are four days away from the 1 year anniversary of beginning our adoption process and we don't even have a completed copy of our homestudy. Knowing that we've faced opposition at every turn while our sweet children sit and wait, my friend recommended your book. I *cannot wait* to read and recommend it to my waiting Ghana Mama friends!!! Blessings. :)

  5. Christy says:

    Thanks to Danielle for recommending this book, I will be ordering a copy for myself as well! We are in month 16 of our wait. It is so painfully difficult to know our children are sitting in an orphanage on the other side of the world just waiting for all the stars to align if you will so we can travel to meet them and make them ours forever.
    Blessings to you & your growing family!

  6. Robin Smith says:

    1 and 2 done, willing to do 3, 4, and 5.

    3.I'd like a little more info about the book to discuss it realistically with some of my friends on facebook.

    4. Willing to write a review of the book on my blog.

    5. Willing to post a guest post from you on both my tech-byte blog and Personal Blog.

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