Leanna & Scott

We are incredibly thankful that you would consider us as parents for your child. A little sneak peek into our lives: We put a premium on love, laughter and exploring a greater sense of imagination. We see art and books as a gateway to a creative, enriched life. And we’re beyond excited to build a family and share these values with our child.

Who We Are

More About Leanna

When I grew up I wanted to be a teacher.

I am really good at accepting people as they are.

I am terrible at dancing.

My favorite quote is:

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

I realized I was no longer cool when I started telling my family and friends they needed to eat more vegetables.

More About Scott

When I grew up I wanted to be a cartoonist.

I am really good at thinking outside the box.

I am terrible at singing.

My favorite quote is:

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

I realized I was no longer cool when I turned down party invites in college to stay home and watch PBS on Saturday nights (which is so lame it circles back around to being cool).

We can’t wait to…



Play… Candy Land Legos
Read… Winnie the Pooh Calvin and Hobbes
Eat… Queso  BBQ
Travel to… Beaches Mountains, national parks
Visit… The Thinkery Movie theaters once they’re old enough
Celebrate… Christmas Halloween
Teach… How to read How to draw
Sing… The Alphabet Song Off-key at the top of our lungs
Watch… The Fox and the Hound Home Alone
Bake… Brownies Lasagna
Make… Arts & crafts Memories

More About Our Life

Our Home

We live in a quiet South Austin neighborhood that we absolutely love! Our home is 2200 sq. feet with four bedrooms and a backyard that’s perfect for exploring. We’re only blocks away from parks and a library, so we’ll be walking to lots of fun activities!


We try to find a balance between indoor and outdoor fun. We love exploring the parks around Austin as much as playing board games with friends. Leanna enjoys reading and crafts. Scott is a big movie-buff and will watch (almost) anything.

Parenting Philosophy

Children should be raised with lots of love and positive reinforcement. We want our child to develop a healthy self-image and the confidence to face whatever challenges they encounter in the world. We also want our child to have every opportunity to develop their natural talents and abilities.

Our Extended Family

We both grew up in East Texas, and our families still live there. We trek back to visit them a few times a year, usually around the holidays. We’re always excited to see our adorable nieces and nephews who can’t wait to meet a new cousin.

How We Met

We met way back in high school, when we both participated in Academic Decathlon (which is sorta like the Olympics for extra nerdy kids). We fell in love over our shared taste in music and films, and have been together ever since!

Interested in learning more about this family? Call 800-966-HOPE today!

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