Attend an Adoption Info Meeting

Please note due to the current pandemic we are holding our Informational Meetings virtually. 

If you are a prospective adoptive family, the first step in the adoption process is to attend one of the information meetings listed below.

If you are new to adoption and still wondering about which program may be right for you, the free Information Meeting is a great place to start. At that meeting we will introduce you to the international and domestic process including our Sayers Center for African American Adoption. We'll talk about the children available for adoption in the US and throughout the world and introduce you to open adoption. At the end of the presentation, we'll take time to answer questions you may have.

We are accepting registrations for our Agency Assisted Program (Domestic Adoption), International Program, African American Adoption Program, and Special Needs Program. Our General Domestic Program has limited openings and to learn more please schedule a call with a counselor by clicking here.

Sayers Center meetings are designed and intended for African American families who are specifically interested in adopting an African American child. At these meetings we will go into more depth on the myths and facts about adoption within the African American community.

Chicago Area Adoption Info Meetings

The Cradle is only able to work with prospective adoptive families living in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties in Illinois.


Thank you for your interest in working with The Cradle as a hopeful prospective adoptive parent. Please check back often to see when our next Information Meeting will be held. If you have questions as you wait to attend one of our free Information Meetings, please schedule a phone call with a counselor by clicking here