About Hanai Outreach Services

Photo of Linda M. Cota-Kumagai

Linda M. Cota-Kumagai(with Kimo & Maui who were adopted from LA Animal Services, DeSoto & Plummer facility, in 1998 and 1999.)

Linda Cota-Kumagai is the Director of Hanai Outreach Services. Ms. Cota-Kumagai has 27 years experience in public speaking and holds the title of Distinguished Toastmaster through Toastmasters, International. She has 14 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.


  • Protect This Child

    Protect this child in your arm
    Do not let him suffer more harm
    He has been through so much pain
    Tell him what they had to gain

    Give this child a safe place to grow
    Make sure you care and let him know
    Show him we’re not all bad out there
    That there are people who really do care

    Nightmares he suffers through the night
    His life has been a constant plight
    Take his hand and hold it firm
    Through this your love he will learn

    Hold on tight don’t ever let go
    In the end his love will show
    Help me God to guide the way
    And show him I am here to stay

    With my heart and soul I’ll give
    A safe place where he can live
    Unconditional love I’ll give to them all
    Pick them up if they ever fall…

    -Jean Ketteringham