|My Education||Masters in Nursing|
|My Professions||Neonatal Nurse Practitioner |
|Stay-At-Home||No; although I only work 12 days a month|
|My Racial Background||Caucasian|
|Some of Leanna's Favorites
|Dream Vacation||Galapatos Islands |
|Thing to bake|| Themed desserts|
|Movie||Harry Potter Trilogy|
|Childhood memory||Trick-or-treating with my dad|
|Season||Summer (I love the heat!)|
|Dog or Cat?||Dogs and their quirky personalities|
|More About My Family
|What Open Adoption is Like for Us:|
Adoption is such a beautiful part of my life and I am raising Zachary to understand and be proud of how we came together through adoption. Zachary’s adoption is open, and we are in touch with his birth mother every few months. I love sharing updates with her! From the beginning, I've talked to Zachary about his birth mother at night, and now that he is a toddler we pray for her together. It's important to me that Zachary grow up knowing there is love throughout his adoption story. If you'd like, I will be honored to maintain a connection with you too, at your comfort level, and will always speak about you with love as your child grows up.
Our yard is full of natures pets, we love watching the humming birds enjoy their fresh food that Zachary helps me make, while the other birds chatter over their bird seed mix.
We have 3 dogs-all on the small side and all poodle mixes (which means no shedding!!!!). The elder dog, Henry, is a cockapoo and has entered his senior years. He is a fluff of a dog who prefers laps and worm hunting at a moment's notice. Finley, was rescued - a wandering pup found in California - He is a young pup and full of energy- The last pup to join our crew is a mini sized Bernese/poodle mix (Bernedoodle). Zachary, Indie and Fin are best of buds and commonly go chasing squirrels, play tug aware and keep an eye out for the mailman together.
|Our Musical Interest|
Music has always been in our lives. I grew up playing the piano and being a part of our high school marching band. In my adult years I joined our church choir and learned how to play the handbells. Between my mom and I, we play 4 different instruments (Violin, handbells, clarinet, piano) and we have been known to play a duet together on occasion during special events. Music is usually always on in our house, in a variety of genre's from classical to Christian to kids to Country while we are home. Whether your child will enjoy any, some, or all music it will be fun to watch their passions unfold.
• I was in martial Arts for almost 20 years and have my 3rd degree black belt!
• When I was little, my grandparents lived next to a reservation when we'd find old Native American artifacts (like arrow heads and pottery) behind their house. It was like a history lesson just playing in their backyard!
• I do most home updates myself! I have learned how to replace faucets, install baseboards and put in paver patios outside to name a few. I'm currently building a fence!
• Disneyland is my all time favorite vacation spot.
|I Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Either a boy or girl
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about me! I am very much looking forward to growing my little family through adoption. I would like to assure you that your child will be loved, cherished and surrounded by a community that is supportive and wonderful. It has been a blessing to keep in touch with my son’s birth mother since his adoption and I am happy to have as much contact as you wish and are comfortable with in the future.