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.
Read, watch and listen to the stories of people whose lives have been touched by The Cradle and consider sharing your story with us.
The Cradle is a beloved and storied organization, having helped so many families form over the past 100 years. We are so proud of our legacy. Since opening in 1923, The Cradle has facilitated more than 16,000 domestic and international adoptions and has been at the forefront of African American infant adoption and placements with LGBTQ+ families. There is much to celebrate in the pages that follow. We hope you enjoy learning about The Cradle’s history, evolution and impact.
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!
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!
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The Cradle is 100 years old in 2023! You can get involved with our Centennial Celebration by sharing your story to be part of Faces of The Cradle, attending an event, learning more about our history or making a donation.