Linda Fiore, MA

Linda Fiore joined the Center for Law and Social Work as the Program Director. She has a Master of Arts from DePaul University and brings seventeen years of social service experience to the agency. Linda’s career began in 2002, when she worked in the Detention Alternative Division of the Juvenile Court of Cook County. She later entered into the field of post-adoption when she began working for Midwest Adoption Center (MAC). Linda worked at MAC for eleven years as the Confidential Intermediary Program Director. Linda then moved into the field of Child Welfare working as a Foster Care Supervisor at Children’s Home and Aid.

Some of Linda’s professional accomplishments include being a member of the Original Birth Certificate Committee where she helped draft House Bill 5248, relating to the release of an adoptee’s original birth certificate. HB 5248 was signed into law on May 21, 2010 by Chicago’s former Governor Pat Quinn. She also worked on changes to the Illinois Adoption Act contributing to shaping the law for Confidential Intermediaries in the state of Illinois. Linda’s expertise, and dedication to the field, was acknowledged when she was invited by the Supreme Court of Illinois to be a presenter at their continuing education conference.

Linda is excited to be part of CLSW where she will continue to educate, advocate for change, and help carry out a mission that she is passionate about.