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Our Process of Adoption

Choosing an adoption agency is an important and sometimes difficult decision. You want to rely upon someone to carefully guide you through your options as well as the process. You need to partner with someone you can trust.

At The Cradle you will find a wealth of experience and compassion. With our advice and assistance, you will be supported through every step of the adoption process. Your counselor will serve as your guide throughout your home study, educational workshops, and placement.

We believe keeping adoptive parents informed throughout the entire adoption process helps them make the best decisions. So whether you ultimately choose domestic or international adoption, The Cradle can assist you.

The Cradle provides information to assist families through the adoption process including home studies for prospective adoptive families living in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties in Illinois.

More Information For Adoptive Parents

To get started, we invite you to attend one of our free informational meetings.

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To learn more about your rights as a prospective adoptive parent in the State of Illinois and the policies of The Cradle, please click on the links below.

Adoptive Parents' Rights and Responsibilities in Illinois (CF403D)

Adoption Services Agreement

Learn more about our License and Certificates.