Lindsie McBratney was born in Riverside, California. At an early age, she knew she wanted to be an attorney. After graduating cum laude from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she contemplated whether she should pursue her dream of going to law school and becoming an attorney. Through a mutual friend, Lindsie was introduced to Ted Youmans and was able to discuss the area of adoption. It was at that point that Lindsie decided to continue her dream of going to law school, with the specific intention of practicing adoption law. She graduated from Chapman Law School in May 2006 and was admitted to the California bar the following December.
Lindsie now loves being a part of building families through adoptions and guardianships. Lindsie is married to Alex McBratney. They live in Newport Beach and attend Rock Harbor Church. Together they enjoy going on mission trips with their church, mountain biking, camping, and visiting with family and friends.