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Commemorative Giving

Honor a loved one or special occasion with a gift to The Cradle to support individuals and families touched by adoption.

How to Make a Commemorative Gift

Click here to make a charitable donation to The Cradle dedicated to someone special. If you wish for us to notify the honored individual(s) or their family, please include their contact information when submitting gift information.

Please contact 847-733-3227 if you have any questions or require assistance with commemorative gifts.

Commemorative Bricks

Honor a special person, relationship, or anniversary with a message in The Cradle courtyard.

Click here to order a brick to memorialize a loved one.

Memorial Tributes

The Cradle is honored to be a part of so many families built through the love that stems from adoption and as a beneficiary of support for all those touched by adoption. Memorial giving is a meaningful way to celebrate the life of a loved one who has passed.

Click here to make a memorial gift.

Celebratory Gifts

Honor a loved one or special occasion with a gift to support The Cradle where it’s needed most. The Cradle is touched to receive support inspired by members of our Cradle community and in honor of special occasions including birthdays, anniversaries, adoption days, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and more. Click here to make a celebratory gift. 

Click here to make a celebratory gift.

Nursery Angels

Commemorate a loved one or special day by sponsoring a full day or shift of infant care in The Cradle Nursery. Donations help us provide the babies in our nursery with 24/7, quality care and access to formula, transportation to medical visits and pediatric check-ups, diapers, and other essential supplies. The Cradle Nursery is the only on-site nursery at an adoption agency in the U.S. and has operated continuously since 1923

Your commemorative message will be displayed on The Cradle’s social media and will support our Nursery where it’s needed most.

Support the infants in our care as a Nursery Angel or Shift Hero by selecting “$2,000 – Nursery Angel” or “$750 – Shift Hero” on our donation form.

Please include the dedication information for your gift in this form. We will follow up to confirm we have the correct message. Please contact cradlefoundation@cradle.org or call 847-733-3227 if you require assistance.

Personalized Fundraising Page

Looking to collect donations for The Cradle during a special occasion or as a group gift for a loved one? Contact cradlefoundation@cradle.org or call 847-733-3227 to notify our team of incoming gifts in someone’s honor or to set up a page on The Cradle website to collect donations.

The Cradle Foundation was created in 2003 to raise and manage funds in support of The Cradle’s outstanding adoption and child welfare programs and services. Gifts made through The Cradle Foundation directly support The Cradle. The Cradle Foundation’s Federal Tax Identification Number is 45-0506764.