Dear Expectant Mother,
Hello! My name is Linda. I’d like to say thank you for checking out my profile! As a single woman I am hoping to be chosen as a part of an open adoption so that, if you’re open to staying in contact, we have the opportunity to work toward developing a connection and relationship that feels mutually supportive.
I love to spend my time playing tennis, kayaking, paddle boarding, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, barbecuing, being outside, playing with my pups, camping, reading, and watercolor painting.
I will never pass up a game night or an escape room with friends and their kids. Live sporting events (especially tennis), art/museums, dance, and theatre light me up; and if there is live music happening I’ll be there.
A Little About Me
“Cruise Director” Extraordinaire: This is a bit of an inside joke, everyone who knows me knows that I am a planner, we can be at one event and I will be ready to work on getting us together for the next one. This is true whether it is for vacations, music events, book clubs or parties. I naturally fall into the role of “organizer” and one of my friends dubbed me the “cruise director” because I am always the one that finds the events or wrangles the schedules to make the gatherings or events happen.
Do what you love, love what you do: I’m a life & career coach for creative young adults. I help clients recognize their abilities, values and choices; working to empower them to make decisions and take actions towards building the life they want. This includes all aspects of their lives including (not necessarily centered on) work/education.
I also have a background in theatre & dance. Being creative “lights me up” – literally! In the last decade I have focused artistic work on dance specifically. I create lighting designs that enhance and bring to life the intentions and underlying meaning of choreographic work.
Parenting the Whole Person
My hope is to parent like I coach. To talk to my children and try to understand their experiences and learn from them. I want life to be joyful and I want to foster fun and curiosity. I hope to instill a sense of purpose grounded in the notion that we are part of a larger, global community. Service, integrity, connection and openness are central values I hope to bring to my parenting style.
The Three Most Important Things in My Life (so far)
- My sister! She is my best friend and we have had countless incredible adventures together including travels in Europe, professional tennis tournaments & music festivals!
- My parents & extended family! We all are extremely close and try to gather as a big group at least once a year and in smaller groups multiple times a year.
- My friends! I have a wonderful, supportive community of close friends and neighbors.
Close Even with Distance
My family and friends are spread across the U.S. and Canada but that doesn’t stop us from regularly spending quality time together, in fact it gives us an excuse to travel! I see my immediate family (mom, dad, sister, brother-in-law and niece) at least 3-4 times a year if not more. My friends in my community are like family to me we share meals, adventures, and, when not with my immediate family, holidays together.
Life Is Good in the Mountains
Home is a small community-minded mountain town in California. There are lots of family events and access to all of the best of the outdoors in all four seasons. My neighborhood itself is a close group of families with kids of all ages; block parties and evening walks are the norm.
Wilson and Winnie
I have, and probably always will, have dogs as part of my family! Wilson is a snuggly guy who loves to chase and play, and Winnie, like her namesake (Winnie the Pooh) is sweet, clumsy and loves to munch.
Thank for your time! I hope that reviewing my profile moved you one page closer to your ideal match. I cannot fully grasp the magnitude and complexity of this decision but I believe at my core that everything happens for a reason and that you can’t get this wrong. If chosen, I will do my very best, at every step, to live into all of the reasons you have come to this decision.
I’d love to hear from you: LindaHopes2Adopt@gmail.com or 1-916-936-3282
You can reach my warm and helpful adoption attorneys, Karin Stoeckenius and Holly Wotherspoon at 1-800-U-Adopt-US (1-800-823-6788) or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit their website at www.adamsromer.com