July 23rd, 2019
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Karl & Linde

Greetings, we are Karl and Linde

Our marriage is rooted in love, compassion, and respect for one another as well as lots of laughter during our nine 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 after getting to know us you will connect with us.

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 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, doing a 5K Color Run, 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 is a caring daughter who is patient and kind with her mother (and mine!) in every situation.

At the same time, Linde isn’t so serious that she can’t enjoy a good laugh. 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 six years.

We continue to eat exotic food, and go on adventures, especially around our current home in the Bay Area of California. We recently bought a house and 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.

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.

If you would like to speak with us about adopting your child or have any questions for us, please contact your caseworker or ADOPTHELP by calling 1-800-637-7999.