This must be a tough time as you try to figure out the best situation for yourself, your family and your baby. A positive pregnancy test can be overwhelming when the pregnancy was unplanned. Or maybe you’ve recently given birth and the decisions are feeling more pressing.
We’ve walked with many expectant parents through these challenging moments over the last 100 years. You are not alone, and you do not need to figure things out alone.
It’s never too early or late to reach out to a The Cradle—call 800-CRADLE4 (800-272-3534). We can set up a time to meet you at a place convenient to you (in Illinois or Indiana). Our goal is to provide you with free, non-judgmental, confidential support so you can decide what is best. We will go over all of your options, your rights and responsibilities. If you choose to parent, we can help you find resources. We will never push you to choose adoption, but if you make that choice we can help you make a plan.
Here are a few things you should know about us:
The first step to work with us is to contact us via phone, text, email, chat or the website. Click here for more information. We’re here when you’re ready to talk.
-The Cradle Team
To speak to someone now, call our 24-hour hotline: (800) 272-3534 or text us at (312) 800-1559 (answered 8:30am-8pm).
If you’d like us to contact you, please use the form . If you are looking to adopt a child, please schedule a call with an Adoptive Parent Counselor. If you are an adopted person looking for information, please schedule an informational consultation with our post adoption department.