The Cradle Blog

The Cradle Nursery collage
November 19,2021
So… why does The Cradle Nursery exist?
Four people embracing overlooking a sunset
November 19,2021
This month, The Cradle is featuring adoption journeys from our community to celebrate National Adoption Month & The Cradle Giving Tuesday. We hope you will enjoy these stories that embody the power of adoption and consider including The Cradle in your end of year giving plans to supporting adoptees, like Chris, with their lifelong
Photo of James and his sister
November 19,2021
This month, The Cradle is featuring adoption journeys from our community to celebrate National Adoption Month and The Cradle Giving Tuesday.
November 18,2021
Does Your Company Create a Family-Friendly and Adoption-Positive Work Culture?
Photo of Jim Astrove - Essays on Adoption from Cradle Adoptee Jim Astrove
November 10,2021
In November 2020, Cradle adoptee Jim Astrove shared his adoption story every Thursday for National Adoption Month on his Facebook page. He graciously shared his story and insights with us and we got permission to share them with the Cradle Family.
Photo of Sharon Roszia, the 2021 Alumni Gathering Guest Presenter
September 09,2021
The Cradle’s 2021 Alumni Gathering for Cradle adopted persons is coming up this month, and we are thrilled to feature the brilliant Sharon Kaplan Roszia as our guest presenter.
parent holding hands with child wearing backpack
August 10,2021
As we wrap up the warm summer months, families are preparing for the start of the school year. Fresh clothes, new shoes and organizing backpacks filled with classroom supplies can be exciting. It can also be stressful.
August 06,2021
As we celebrate the stories from our Cradle family, Penelope Savalas Boardman shares her Cradle connection - her son, Dmitry: “When Dmitry was three years old, as I was tucking him into bed one evening, he said: ‘Mama, when I was a baby, I needed you and you came to get me.’
June 07,2021
DePaul University professors Francesca Royster and Ann Russo had a great life together, fulfilling careers and a busy schedule. But something was missing. “We decided that we really wanted to raise and nurture a child,” Fran said, “build a home for them and shepherd them through the world.” 
Tween Youth Image, Adopted Person, Youth
June 02,2021
Even in families that have great communication and talk openly about adoption, tweens and teens face challenges they may not talk to you about.

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