Hanna and Bradley Spring 2021
We firmly believe that a parent’s love is precious and choosing to create an adoption plan is the most selfless act of that love.
Bradley and I are in awe of the strength and courage it takes to consider making an adoption plan. We firmly believe that a parent’s love is precious and choosing to create an adoption plan is the most selfless act of that love. We fully appreciate that we will never know the full extent of your sacrifice or the emotions you feel. Our hope is that you find comfort in knowing that we have the utmost respect for you and are grateful for the opportunity to grow our family through adoption.
Christmas 2008- Our First Holiday Celebration Together
How We Met
Bradley and I have become adults together and consider each other true partners. We love to laugh together and genuinely like and respect each other.
We met at college orientation at Louisiana State University. Hanna says, "I still remember what Bradley was wearing when we met—navy blue athletic shorts and a navy blue high school athletic shirt. He won a mug and told me he was going to give it to his mom. He also tried to tell me what classes to schedule which was advice I promptly disregarded." Bradley says, "After college orientation I spent the summer searching for Hanna on Facebook but could never find her because I was adding an “h” onto her first name. We saw each other out at a bar, Reggie's, where my fraternity was hosting their bid night party. Hanna asked me if I remembered her and I smartly said yes even though I didn’t in the moment. We have been together ever since. " When we finished college, we returned to Texas. We moved in together, and then got engaged in December of 2015. We were married in August of 2016 surrounded by our family and friends. Our wedding weekend was filled with family and friends who traveled from all over to be with us. We are so fortunate to have many wonderful memories of that weekend. Bradley and I have become adults together and consider each other true partners. We love to laugh together and genuinely like and respect each other. We have been together for 12 and a half years and have shared so many of our biggest moments together.
Bradley and Walter- Spring 2021
Bradley according to Hanna
I really believe that anyone who has the chance to meet Bradley will be better because of him. He is kind and caring, but also goes out of his way to have fun.
Bradley is truly the kindest person I have ever known. He approaches every situation from a place of positivity and optimism. I don’t think he has ever met a stranger and if he is left unattended, he will make new friends with everyone he comes across. Bradley is from Louisiana and bleeds purple and gold for LSU. He loves all things sports and coaches basketball and baseball. He also teaches middle school history. Bradley’s students and players have such a respect for him and it is clear they know he is invested in their success. When we were in college, I encouraged Bradley to lean into his love of history and I’m so grateful he found his way into the classroom. I hope every child has the opportunity to have a teacher like him. He is fun and really enjoys working with his students. I have no doubt that there are many teenagers and young adults who still think fondly of their time in Coach’s history class. I’ve been in love with Bradley since we were 18, but I fell in love with him all over again when he became Walter’s Dad. I was extremely sick after Walter was born and ended up back in the hospital. When Walter was a week old, Bradley had Walter on his own and I’m not sure that he had even changed a diaper before. When I was in the hospital, Bradley was Walter’s primary caregiver. He, Walter and our dog Reggie were quite the boys club watching basketball games and singing the LSU fight song while doing laps around the house. He still changes diapers, plays games, does bath time and knows the ins and outs of every phase of our little guy. The way Bradley showed up for Walter and me is nothing short of amazing. He and Walter are truly best buddies, and their bond is so special. I really believe that anyone who has the chance to meet Bradley will be better because of him. He is kind and caring, but also goes out of his way to have fun. Bradley has encouraged me to be the best version of myself and I’m so grateful I get to take on life beside him every day.
Hanna and Walter- Spring 2021
Hanna According to Bradley
Hanna is a fiercely loyal friend who will do absolutely anything for the ones that she loves and cares about. She is the one who keeps our lives on track, gives me confidence to be my best, and supports all of the things Walter and I do.
Hanna is the smartest most put together person that I know. She is charismatic, charming, and easy to get to know. Anyone that meets Hanna will walk away knowing they have met someone who is successful, honest, and driven to the max. Hanna was born and raised in Texas. She grew up the star of her family and lucky for me chose to attend the LSU honor school on a full scholarship. When I first met Hanna I could tell she was going places, she’s never met a stranger and I still have several friends from college who look to Hanna first for advice on difficult decisions, even if they haven’t seen her in years. She has had success in every job she’s had, winning awards, setting marketing records, hiring untold numbers of people, and interacting with the people in the highest levels of every company she’s been at. Just recently when her company cut a large percentage of corporate employees due to a change in direction with Covid, she was not only the only marketing person in her office to keep her job, but she even got a promotion! She is the type of person you just want to open up to because you know she has your best interests at heart and you know she is likely to offer you excellent advice. Hanna is a fiercely loyal friend who will do absolutely anything for the ones that she loves and cares about. She is the one who keeps our lives on track, gives me confidence to be my best, and supports all of the things Walter and I do. When Walter was born Hanna went through so much with her health physically but never let it get her down. Whenever she was having a rough time she always advocated for herself, working everyday to get better and better so that she could be the amazing wife and mother that she is today. I’ve been in love with Hanna since I’ve met her, but in those moments my love and admiration grew tenfold. Her resolve and fight in those moments was something you don’t see in many people, she’s such a positive, happy, good person and all of that shown through and allowed her to not only survive, but get back to a place where she is thriving. I thank God everyday that I get to go through life with Hanna as my partner, and that Walter gets to have her as a mother. Our next child is one of the luckiest people alive to get to also have Hanna as their mother.