Hello, we are Scott and Marla. We want to sincerely thank you for considering us to be a part of your child’s life.
Our story began in 2008 when we met through an online dating app. We quickly bonded over a shared interest in running and began talking about the best way to train for an upcoming race. Marla’s tag line on the app was “Must Love Dogs” and Scott instantly won over her dog, and Marla quickly followed. We soon realized that this relationship was something special, and have been inseparable ever since. We were married in 2015 in a small ceremony at our friend’s home, surrounded by our close friends and family. Now, we love to come home each day after work, enjoy one another’s company, and spend time with our rescue dog, Luna.
While we do not have any children yet, we have spent lots of intentional time investing in the lives of our young family members and even many students. Throughout this profile, you’ll see pictures of us sharing time with our nieces and nephews. The kids bring us so much joy, and are one of the main reasons why we’re so excited to adopt!
As we began thinking about expanding our family, we decided that adoption was our first choice. Marla’s life has been blessed by several family members who came to the family through adoption, and she always appreciated the way that people from all different backgrounds can come together. We both feel that adoption is a beautiful way to create a loving family, and we are excited about a future in which we share our love as parents with a child.
Marla is truly an amazing person. She is very genuine and has an incredibly kind heart. These attributes are most evident when she’s spending time with our nieces and nephews. They absolutely adore her, and she thinks the world of them.
Marla’s caring and loving nature is also evident at work. As a third-grade teacher, she is very passionate about nurturing the children in her classroom, both academically and emotionally. One of the perks of being a teacher is that Marla has holidays and summers off, which means that she’ll be able to spend even more quality time with a little one! I know that Marla will be exceptional at sharing her passion for learning and reading with a child. I can’t wait to watch her share bedtime stories, help with school projects, and support any interests a child may have.
Beyond teaching, Marla just loves being home and enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Health and fitness are important to Marla. She enjoys running and going for long walks. She is also a tremendous cook. She’s always coming up with new healthy meals for us. However, I have to say, my favorite thing that Marla makes are her Saturday morning Cinnamon Rolls. They’re delicious! Marla certainly looks forward to baking in the kitchen with a child, the same way she once did with her mother.
The first thing I noticed about Scott was just how respectful and kind he was towards me. He was the kind of guy who would ask me about my day, bring me flowers, or just do something totally out of the ordinary to make me feel special. As I got to know him better, I fell in love with his easy-going personality and his sincere heart. I also couldn’t resist his sense of humor. To this day, his one-liners still often cause me to double over laughing!
Given his genuine, caring personality, it’s no surprise that Scott built his career around helping others. Growing up, Scott was rather close with his cousin who had special needs. For many years, he watched with admiration as his aunt advocated tirelessly for her son’s needs. This inspired him to help start a company that teaches employment skills to students with disabilities.
I’m so proud of Scott’s career, and just how much of an advocate he is for these students. And like myself, Scott works in schools, so we share the same flexible calendar with summers and most holidays off. I know that Scott anticipates having lots of time to vacation with our family and to be present in all the everyday activities that are important in raising a child. Being a big sports fan, he really hopes to help coach a child’s team in the future. But if the child isn’t interested in sports, I know that Scott will still play an active, supportive role in whatever interests they choose to pursue.