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Trelawny McCoy was too busy being an unstoppable mom to eight children to even know she was a finalist in a national contest with the same name.
"The show's producer called me and I said 'What?' I guess my sister nominated me," she said from her home on Wait Street in the City of Rochester.
It is a rare quiet moment in the whirlwind of folding and packing clothes in a house that is filled with the voices and laughter of eight children.
"I just wanted to give back, I didn't think my heart would melt all over them," she said of the family that smiles from pictures all around the home.
This is a story of a single mother, bringing up her only daughter. Until one day came a sudden desire to give back to another child - one who needed a foster home.
"You've got kids in the system who have such a great need and they're not asking for anything materialistic," said McCoy. "All they want is love and that is easy to give."
Turns out the 60's sitcom family "The Brady Bunch" has nothing on the story of this real life blended family.
The first child, a boy named Kwaymayne, came to her with a shy smile, and two younger brothers. Next she learned of siblings Kendall and Sanaria who also needed a home.
And this mother couldn't say no to sisters Imani and Coco either.
"I wanted more than anything to keep them together," said McCoy. "Something can happen to me but they have each other. So I kept them together."
She added: "They'll remember she loved us enough to keep us together."