Madelyn Freundlich

Madelyn Freundlich is a child welfare professional with more than 15 years of experience in child welfare practice, program development and implementation, training, policy and research. She has written extensively on child welfare issues. Ms. Freundlich formerly served as General Counsel and Director of Child Welfare Services for the Child Welfare League of America, Associate Director of Planning for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Executive Director for the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, and Policy Director for Children’s Rights. In these capacities, she worked with public and private child welfare agencies and child welfare organizations across the country, providing consultation and training and developing practice, program, policy and research initiatives that have gained national recognition. Ms. Freundlich holds master degrees in social work (MSW, Louisiana State University) and public health (MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and two degrees in law (JD, University of Houston and LL.M., Georgetown University).