Ms. Fine’s background is in both education and counseling. As a teacher, school psychologist, special ed director and elementary school principal, she has been an advocate for children and their families for many years. Twenty years ago, after completion of her MSW at Smith College, she began a counseling agency, “The Adoption Network” addressing adoption-related issues. Ms. Fine is bilingual (Spanish/English) and a single mother of two internationally adopted children.

Having raised her children in Boston, Ms. Fine relocated to New York City two years ago. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica, West Indies and led a multicultural group of young people in a school building project in rural Mexico. She worked as a volunteer in New Orleans following the floods of Katrina. In 2008, Ms. Fine produced a documentary, “Forever Families, 7 Stories of Adoptees of Single Parents.”

Ms. Fine’s most recent project has been the development of an NGO for Living Water Children’s Centre, representing orphanages worldwide.