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Abby and Layla’s Story: Best Friends Since the Cradle Nursery

Abby and Layla are best friends who first met when they were babies in The Cradle Nursery together. Nine years later, they still refer to each other as “Roomies,” a testament to their enduring bond. They shared the story of their special friendship with The Cradle.  While the Roomies have known each other since birth, […]

David’s Story: Lifelong Support

Rae Ellen and Matthew adopted their son, David, in the summer of 1992. They returned to visit The Cradle the day before David’s 32nd birthday to see where it all began and to share their family story.  David’s birth mother made an adoption plan and then decided she wanted to parent him. A few months […]

Cradle Board Chair John S. Luce Shares His Story

Cradle Board Chair John S. Luce shares his story and offers insights into what LGBTQ+ adoptive parents can expect, how to prepare for the various challenges of the adoption process and why counseling services are so critical.  Adoption is a popular route for many LGBTQ+ people looking to expand their families. When beginning the adoption […]