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Heidi Bruegel Cox

Gladney Center for Adoption
Executive Vice President
General Counsel
Fort Worth, TX, USA


 HEIDI BRUEGEL COX is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the Gladney Center in Fort Worth, Texas, and has worked as an attorney in the field of adoption for over 20 years. Heidi is a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, has written numerous articles, has appeared on several television programs highlighting adoption, and serves on many committees focused on family law and child welfare. Heidi currently serves as a gubernatorial appointee to the Texas Adoption Reform Committee which is examining the child welfare system and seeking solutions to remove barriers to adoption for children in foster care. In the international arena, Heidi has worked with officials from Rwanda as they begin to set up a system of adoption in compliance with the Hague Treaty.

As a child advocate, Heidi is active in promoting legislative initiatives to protect children and support positive adoption practices. She is also involved with adoption at the national level, serving as a board member and secretary for the National Council for Adoption. Heidi is experienced with intercountry adoptions, assisting with agency placements from Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America. A frequent speaker, Heidi has been presenting adoption programs and papers to professionals and the community since 1990.

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