Linda L Franklin is a writer, first mother of her son given up to adoption in 1964, clinical social worker and psychotherapist. She has written her memoir, I’ll Always Carry You: A Mother’s Story of Adoption Loss, Grief, and Healing in hopes that others will gain appreciation for the perspectives of mothers such as herself who lost their children to adoption. She is interested in increasing the knowledge of her professional colleagues of the grief that underlies adoption for all parties and the need for help for those traumatized by it. She hopes for the day that adoption will no longer supersede all attempts to preserve original family units.
Linda finds joy in friendships, nature, her autoharp, and meditation and is deeply grateful for relationships with all her three sons, three granddaughters, husband, and four cats.