Adoption STAR

Linda Patterson, LSW

Birth Family Advocate

Linda is a Licensed Social Worker and Adoption Assessor in the state of Ohio. She currently serves as the Ohio Birth Family Advocate at Adoption STAR. She has spent her career in Child Welfare, for both public and private Foster Care/Adoption agencies. She has over 25 years of experience working with families and children, providing home study services, counseling, crisis intervention, training, and parent coaching. She believes in resiliency of others and that every person has innate strengths to be shared. Linda considers her greatest strengths to be her enthusiasm, compassion, and ability to motivate others.

Linda has been married to her childhood sweetheart for over 40 years and together they have three adult children and one beautiful granddaughter! She enjoys spending time with family, playing with her two rescue dogs, making things from wood, crafting, swimming, reading, cooking, and being outdoors in the sun.