Linda Cota-Kumagai

Adoption and Foster Care

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Linda Cota-Kumagai, BASW/MA is the Director of Hanai Outreach Services. Ms. Cota-Kumagai has 28 years experience in public speaking and holds the title of Distinguished Toastmaster and Qualified Speaker through Toastmasters, International. She is a Past District Director,Distinguished, 2012-2013. She has 17 years experience in Birth, Adoptive and Foster Parent outreach and recruitment. Prior to starting Hanai Outreach Services, she worked for Holy Family Services, Adoption & Foster Care and Walden Family Services, A Foster & Adoption Agency, in Birth & Adoptive Parent Outreach and Foster Parent Recruitment.

Ms. Cota-Kumagai holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Southern California, in Public Relations and Spanish. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) from California State University, Los Angeles and a Master of Arts in Theology, from Fuller Theological Seminary.


Linda Cota-Kumagai Professional Topics

    • 1. Title: How to become an Adoptive or Foster Parent
      Description:
      This is a 20 to 50 minute talk suitable for public and community groups using a personal story style that will appeal to a wide variety of individuals..

      2. Title: How to help children in foster care when fostering or adoption is not an option.
      Description:
      This is a 20-50 minute talk suitable for public and community groups using a personal story style that will appeal to a wide variety of individuals.

      3. Title: The Health Care Professional’s Role in Adoption Planning
      Description:
      This is a 60 minute training for Hospital, Medical and Counseling Clinic Staff and Educators with a Free CE credit for RNs, LVNs, CNAs, LCSWs and MFTs. Understand the legal and sensitivity issues of adoption.

 


 

Past Speaking Engagements:

Churches Hospitals Medical centers
 Counseling centers  Schools  Service organizations

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