Our relationship is rooted in love, compassion, and respect for one another as well as lots of laughter during our 10 years together. We are ready to build our family around the same qualities and values. We will be honored if you choose us. But more importantly, we commit to creating a loving home that will nurture and support your child. You are making a courageous and important decision and we hope that this profile will help you get to know us.
Greetings from Northern California, We are Karl and Linde
Meet Karl Through Linde’s Eyes
Karl’s smile and laugh were the first things that drew me to him. He was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and went to college there. One of the things I love about him is his curiosity about the world—he decided early on to save up money to travel for two years, living in places like Italy, Australia, and Fiji. He is also one of the smartest people I have ever met, and I can’t wait for him to share his wisdom and intellect with our future child.
Karl works as a Manager for a farming equipment company, which involves getting to ride tractors himself! He works hard to provide for us and I admire his discipline and work ethic. He also enjoys spending time with friends and loved ones, whether it’s watching a football game, making s’mores around a campfire, or going on a road trip. Karl is remarkably supportive and intuitive, observing the little things he knows will make me happy like flowers or my favorite ice cream and later surprising me with them. He is my rock, my heart, my everything.
Meet Linde Through Karl’s Eyes
Ten million people live in Los Angeles, and Linde immediately stuck out—she’s literally the one in ten million that I was lucky enough to find. Linde thinks that I’m the smart one in the family, but let’s be honest: she’s literally a doctor of Art History—that’s pretty impressive! She works at a museum in San Francisco curating photography exhibitions. She loves working with artists and creating beauty for others to enjoy!
But it’s the day-to-day, little things that Linde does that make her a wonderful person, and that will make her an exceptional mother. She’s endlessly affectionate: she expects kisses every morning before I go to work and while I protest, I secretly love them.
Linde also enjoys a good laugh and is always ready for an adventure. Just because she knows that Picasso made Cubist paintings doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate a good poop joke! Now you can understand why I say she’s not just one in a million, but one in ten million.
Our Life Together
We met on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California - it was love at first sight. Our first date was at a Korean barbecue restaurant where we ate squid and kimchee, and left smelling like charcoal. We talked for hours. Four months later, we moved in together and have been inseparable ever since, now married for eight years. We continue to eat exotic food, and go on adventures, especially around our current home in the Bay Area of California. On weekends you’ll find Linde with spade in hand taking care of our rose garden and Karl out in the garage doing his latest fix-it project. Our evenings are spent cooking together, catching up on our day, and watching anything from Game of Thrones to classic episodes of Seinfeld.
Things That May Surprise You About Us
- Rode a bicycle through Europe
- Lived in Italy, Spain, Fiji, and Australia
- Is an expert at making Indian food
- Plans to rebuild a Chevy Pickup Truck and knows everything about cars
- Knows how to perform the Tinikling, a traditional Filipino dance
- Eats whole peanuts with the shell on
- Loves anything French and has visited Paris three times
- Used to be a vegetarian, but then discovered famous Chicago hot dogs while in college
Our Promise to You
We will make your child the center of our world and give them unconditional love. We will give them security and a solid education, as well as fill their life with laughter and good spiritedness. We will encourage creativity and freedom of expression and make sure that they find their own voice and individuality.
We will teach them to be kind and to respect others, and understand the difference between right and wrong. We will pass on traditions from both of our families but also make new memories together.