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Open adoption, real adoption stories
Hannah and Nijole explain adoption from their unique perspectives as a birth mom and adoptive mom living in an open adoption relationship.
The Cradle real adoption stories
Meghan became pregnant at a young age. What followed is a journey of love and family.
“I felt supported from the moment I contacted The Cradle. Everyone is there because they want what’s best for the child.
"As I got pictures of her with her parents at the beach, at the zoo, on the carousel, I realized they could give her things I couldn’t- It ended
John and Lisa placed their son for adoption 10 years ago. Today, they have a fantastic open adoption relationship with him, and his adoptive parents.
When Heather Cange, a current member of The Cradle Associates professional board, became pregnant in 1999, she didn’t know what to do.
Cradle birth mother Lisa discussed the view of adoption in the African American community
Birth mother Carrie shares why she chose adoption, the reactions of her family, the support of the Cradle, and her relationship with her daughter'
Birth mother Rebeccah tells us about her journey with adoption and her feelings about open adoption.

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