Adoption Services

Just as each adoption experience is unique, so are the paths that lead hopeful parents to consider adoption in the first place. No matter the arc of your journey here, The Cradle welcomes you.

Building a family through adoption can be beautiful, complex and hard. Adoption is not a moment. It is lifelong, shaping everyone touched by it.

Understanding these complexities and placing the child’s well-being at the center of every adoption, our experienced counselors will be with you every step of the way. Your Cradle Counselor will serve as your guide throughout your home study, educational workshops, and placement. Our commitment to you is lifelong—we want your child and your family to thrive.

Our Adoption Programs

Getting Your Adoption Started

Attend an Adoption Information Meeting. These meetings provide an overview of The Cradle’s adoption programs, introduction to open adoption, and include an opportunity for questions.

Want to speak with someone personally before or after an Informational Meeting? Schedule a free 20-minute call with a Cradle Counselor.

We offer a number of links to resources online, including financial resources for adoption.

Contact the Cradle

We’re available 24/7. All of your information is confidential.

To speak to someone now, call our 24-hour hotline: (800) 272-3534 or text us at (312) 800-1559 (answered 8:30am-8pm).

If you’d like us to contact you, please use the form .

If you are looking to adopt a child, please schedule a call with an Adoptive Parent Counselor.

If you are an adopted person looking for information, please schedule an informational consultation with our post adoption department.

Centennial Celebration

The Cradle is 100 years old in 2023! You can get involved with our Centennial Celebration by sharing your story to be part of Faces of The Cradle, attending an event, or making a donation.


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