Thursday, December 12 2013, 12:01 PM MST
Web Exclusive: Miss Utah's Platform: Adoption
Miss Utah Marissa Powell discusses her platform of adoption.
Shauna Lake: Adoption was your platform and you do have an adopted sibling or do you have more than one that was adopted?
Marissa Powell: My little brother is adopted and my dad is actually adopted.
Shauna Lake: Tell me what that means to you.
Marissa Powell: It’s a beautiful thing for a family; especially a family who can't have children naturally, the way that they want to. It’s just it's something that brings so much love in to the home. I know with my little brother we wanted a little baby so bad for years and years and years. We tried different things and nothing seemed to work out but then Justin came into our family and it’s like I can’t even imagine my life without our little Justin. My dad’s adoption story is kind of similar; his older sisters where the same ages that my sister and I were when he was adopted. They were a little bit older 9 and 11. Justin is the light of our life. He really is. He is so much of who I am and what I’ve been able to accomplish is because of him and his beautiful light and spirit.
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