Forever Families: A Lecture and Panel Discussion on Adoption

Presented in Partnership with the Office of Alumnae Relations
and the Smith School for Social Work

You're invited to an insightful discussion on experiences and issues surrounding adoption with Smith Alumnae, Smith School for Social Work Alumni, current SSW students, and guests. Refreshments will be provided. 


Speakers and Panelists


Sherry FineModerator: Sherry Fine, MSW'88 LICSW
Twenty years after completing her MSW at Smith College, Ms. Fine began a counseling agency, The Adoption Network, addressing adoption-related issues. She produced the documentary, Forever Families, 7 Stories of Adoptees of Single Parents and co-authored the book, Single Adoptive Parents. Recently, she developed an NGO for Living Water Children’s Centre, representing orphanages worldwide.  Ms. Fine is a single mother of two internationally adopted children.


  • Jacqueline Fine, Adoptee
  • Tara Linh Lehman, Adoptee
  • Madeleine Ryan, SC'10, Adoptee
  • Monica Schlick, Birthmother
  • Jennifer Kraus, Adoptive Mother
More Information Here or contact the Smith School for Social Work Office of Alumni Relations at or (413) 585-4290.


Date & Time: Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: The Culture Club (410 Columbus Ave)
Price: Alumni $10 | Current Students $5 | Non-Alumni & Guests $20
REGISTER to Attend