Linda is committed to building families through adoption. As an adoptive mother, she strongly believes that everyone regardless of age, race, marital status or sexual orientation, should have the op on of fulfilling their dream of becoming a parent. Linda brings valuable insight and experience to the potentially daunting adoption process. Having experienced infertility and the decision to adopt herself, she knows the emotional highs and lows families go through during an adoption. As the mother of an adoptee, she shares her own experiences with clients going through the same thing: making the decision that adopting is a viable alternative to creating a family; realizing the goal of raising a child, not just bearing one; and finally, facing the fears and uncertainty associated with the adoption process. Linda has worked in the legal eld for over 25 years and has participated in more than 2000 adoptions, focusing on behind-the-scenes interactions with the Department of Social Services and terminating the rights of birthfathers.
Bonnie is an attorney and sole practitioner licensed in California who performs legal services on our adoptions as an independent contractor. She works closely with David on the majority of our California adoptions. She began working in the area of domestic adoptions in October of 1992 and has focused her practice on adoptions since that time. She has participated in and/or completed over 1,500 adoptions, including independent, interstate, agency-assisted, relative, stepparent, and adult adoptions, as well as re-adoptions of internationally-adopted children. Prior to becoming an attorney, Bonnie worked over 17 years as a legal secretary, paralegal, and law clerk. She knows how to get things done efficiently, expeditiously and ethically. She and her husband are the adoptive parents of four children, now all adults, two of whom were adopted domestically and two of whom were adopted internationally. She gets a special satisfaction from assisting our staff to help our clients start and grow their families through adoption.
Darcey is the proud single mother of two children. She has over 20 years of experience in social work and has been working with birthmothers and families in adoptions for several of those years. Adoption has become her special passion and life’s work. Darcey believes that the secret of experiencing a successful adoption is focusing on the birthmother. Being at the hospital with so many birthmothers has only served to reinforce her immense appreciation for the strength, love and resolve it takes to choose this path. She is pleased to be working with such a first-rate team.