My Life Story Hello my name is Adelina Hargens and this is the story of my journey through Trinity Teen Solutions. Now to know how I got to where I am today we need to start from the beginning. I was born on May 25th, 1994 to two alcoholic/drug addicted parents. My mom was only 16 when she had me. Things were always difficult for me as a kid, I was left alone a lot, which meant I had to learn to fend for myself. My parents were very neglectful and abusive. When I was about a year old my mother locked me in her bedroom closet with a stray cat hoping it would hurt me.
I spent days in that closet until my neighbors realized that I wasn’t around. They called the police and waited, the police busted down the closet door and the cat jumped out and attacked them. They found me safe and sound without a scratch on me, but very dehydrated and weak. I was rushed to the hospital. The next memory I have is of my little sister coming into my life she was born March 2nd, 1997.
It was one of the best days of my life, but then things got really crazy, my stepdad at the time had got my mom hooked on meth. My little sister was born with Microsephally and FAS as a result of the meth in my mom’s system. Our stepdad was very abusive to us always hitting us and yelling at us. When I was only 5 my little sister was crawling around and found something of his and started crawling around with it in her hand. My stepdad flipped out and started throwing stuff at her, I blocked everything he threw and put her in our bedroom.
When I turned around I had a block of wood thrown at my head by my stepdad. I ended up in the hospital with stitches in my head. Things like this went on until I was about 7, when my little sister and I were adopted by our second cousin and her husband. When I was 11 my brother was murdered, a couple years later my grandpa passed away, and then my dog Toby who was my best friend had to be put down because he had cancer. I didn’t think things could get any worse, but I was wrong.
At the age of 16 I had my first boyfriend, a friend of mine introduced him to me through Yahoo Mail. I was so excited to have a boyfriend, I introduced him to my parents and he was nice for a while; but then he started asking me for things. I began sending him photos and videos of myself that I shouldn’t have, and if I didn’t he’d threaten me. It got way too out of hand to the point that he threatened to send photos and videos of me all over his school. I got my parents to talk to the police and everything and I promised to never do it again. Things were going good for awhile until I turned 17 and found a site called my yearbook and shortly became addicted to it.
I started talking to people way older then me and began sending photos and videos of myself 24/7. I was addicted to the attention I was getting and the porn. My aunt caught me online one day and made me tell my parents. They talked and sent me to a treatment center for 9 months. It didn’t do much for me because when I moved back home I was good for a while but as soon as I turned 18 I got back into the same things. My yearbook had turned into Meet Me, so I assumed I could get away with it. I did for awhile.
Then I started running away from home and school, I lost my virginity at the age of 18 to a 29 year old. Cops found me 5 days after I ran away and they brought me home, but I didn’t care. I kept running away from home and began ditching classes at school just to have sex. I became a sex addict and couldn’t get myself to stop.
The last time I ran away from I knew the cops were looking for me because I was only 5 minutes away from my house staying with someone. I couldn’t take the pain anymore and I attempted to kill myself by overdosing on stuff. The cops busted open the door and I was put in the hospital for 10 days. After that I went back to school and dated a boy at school but kept ditching classes to have sex. Then I dated a 27 year old and got expelled from High School.
This is where Trinity comes into play, my family was fed up with my behavior; so they flew me out to Wyoming to where I thought I would just be staying at a fun ranch. Well I was wrong, my life was about to change for good. When I first got told about Trinity I was like oh this will be over quickly I’ll be home soon. I acted all nice and did what I was told, but after a while I realized my nice act wasn’t working and I began fighting the program in every possible way I could.
I was dropped levels several times and was even on Life Review a couple times. It took me 2 ½ years to get through the program, but I’m so glad I did it! If it weren’t for Trinity I wouldn’t be where I am today. I currently am working 2 part time jobs at a Catholic School and spending the rest of my time taking care of my puppy Tay-Tay and helping out my family. I am very happy with my life and all that Trinity did for me. I have found a good guy who treats me well and hoping to have a future with him, but you never know because God works in mysterious ways 🙂 I know Trinity worked for me and my family, we are closer than ever and my faith is pretty strong too 🙂 God bless all of you and I hope that you can find Trinity helpful to your families 🙂