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The Cradle
Centennial Celebration

The Cradle is proud to celebrate 100 years of building families through adoption. We are so proud of our legacy. Since opening in 1923, The Cradle has facilitated over 16,000 domestic and international adoptions and has been at the forefront of open adoption, African American infant adoption and placements with LGBTQ+-identifying families. Learn more about our 100-year history.

Be a Part of Faces of The Cradle

Has The Cradle touched your life in any way? We want to celebrate it! Share your story for Faces of The Cradle using words and the media format of your choice on our Faces of The Cradle website.

Faces of The Cradle is a celebration of all the stories that make up our 100-year history and the impact we’ve had as we continue to work towards a world where every child thrives in a safe and loving family. 

Calendar of Centennial Events

Educational and Round Table Discussions

The Cradle is pleased to offer adoption-related educational offerings throughout the year.


The Cradle Birthday Bash

A fun-filled, family celebration for the entire Cradle community. All are welcome!

Summer 2023

The Cradle Centennial Celebration

Fun fundraiser for 400 friends and supporters, featuring dinner and a live band!

Saturday, September 23, 2023

The Cradle Podcast

Live taping of podcast episode featuring a panel of adoptees and hosted by Angela Tucker of the well-known podcast “The Adoptee Next Door.”

Thursday, November 16, 2023

...and so much more!

Make a Donation on Behalf of Our Centennial

We provide lifelong support to individuals and families touched by adoption thanks to the generosity of our community of donors. Learn how your gift can honor 100 years of impact! 

Get Involved

As The Cradle approaches this rare milestone, we are committed to honoring and engaging adopted persons, adoptive parents and siblings, birth parents and siblings, grandparents, friends and supporters in our celebrations. Please join us!

Want to volunteer? Contact Susan Matejka at smatejka@cradle.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities Also Available

Contact Susan Matejka at smatejka@cradle.org to learn how to support these sponsorship and outreach opportunities and provide visibility in front of thousands of individuals and families locally and across the country.

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