|FL||Member in Good Standing||1986||07/18/2017|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida State Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section||Executive Council||1997 - Present|
|Florida Association of Adoption Lawyers||Director||1992 - Present|
|Florida Association of Adoption Lawyers||Founding Member||1992 - Present|
|Florida State Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section||Chairman||2003 - 2004|
|Florida State Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section||Chair Elect||2002 - 2003|
|Florida State Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section||Secretary||2001 - 2002|
|Florida State Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section||Treasurer||2000 - 2001|
|Florida Association of Adoption Lawyers||President||1998 - 1999|
|Florida State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Adoption Committee||Chairman||1996 - 1997|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of Central Florida||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|
Posted by anonymous
We were matched with a young woman for 16 weeks before the 21 year old changed her mind at the beginning of her 3rd trimester. Linda kept nearly $19,000 of the funds we sent and said we REALLY owed her more like 25k but that she would "wave" the additional amount we still owed. Keep in mind, this finalized adoption was estimated, by her, to cost 31k. She is good at math when she's tallying up her time..... but very POOR at the math when presenting a case to you. If you send funds you will never see them again because she has about 4 ways to get paid in her contract.. . . . . . . if you happen to sneeze while talking to Linda.... and she stops to say 'God Bless You'... just know she charged you for that.
Posted by anonymous
I went through Linda by placing my son up for adoption. Now...if your a birthmother and considering giving up your child Linda is never to busy to take your call or in a meeting. I agreed on an open adoption . To get letters and pics a couple of times a year. Its been over two years since i have received anything. I have called her office and met with attitude and no returned phone calls. I generally wait a few months after I call to see if a letter will come...but nothing. I can't express the betrayal I feel. I was told by Linda when I signed my child over that if I had any concerns to call her . The only thing I want is what we agreed to . Pics and letters. That it. Is that to much to ask? And what about the adoptive parents here? Why haven't they sent anything? Linda apparently is to busy to return my calls and to busy to inform the parents to send what they agreed on. I gave them a gift...a human being....my son. They can't send updates and Linda is acting this way by not returning any of my calls? I am not being unreasonable here. Birthmothers beware. Your just dollar signs to this woman. Expect no support after she gets your baby.
Posted by Tom
Yes, the adoption process can be stressful and it may have moments of ups and downs. With that being said, I am so thankful intrusting Linda with our adoption. Her passion and commitment to both the birthmother and us overshadowed the challenges of the adoption process. We are so grateful and thankful to Linda and her staff. I am also thankful for a referral from a co-worker who used Linda for her adoption. Everyday I hold my daughter in my arms, I can not express the appreciation and gratitude we have for Linda. She made our dream come true!!!