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Author Karen Schlindwein

Karen Schlindwein, married for more than 30 years to Tom, lives in Wisconsin. Following an infertility journey that ended in miscarriage, they were connected to Lois, who chose them to be Amalie's adoptive parents in 1991. In 1993, Ruth chose them to parent their son, Joseph.

The couple's new found faith in Jesus Christ led Karen to co-facilitate Hope, a ministry for couples experiencing adoption and infertility. She has since been blessed to counsel many families through their adoption journeys.

Karen recently retired from a thirty-year career as a Regional Claim Manager to pursue her passion for adoption and is currently the Executive Director for Chosen, Inc.


She enjoys helping with those who are in the adoption process, church activities, boating, volunteering/Board member at a local HIV/Aids organization (Richard's Place), scrapbooking and, most importantly, family.