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Pregnant considering adoption? We are here to help you explore your options. It’s never too early or too late to reach out to us. Our compassionate counselors will be there to answer your questions and help you explore all your options, including adoption.
The Cradle is licensed by the State of Illinois, and our child welfare license number is 005064.
We serve all of Illinois, including such cities and towns as Chicago, Joliet, Aurora, Springfield, Champaign and others. Our headquarters is in Evanston, Illinois. We also have a location in Hyde Park for appointments, or your Cradle Counselor can meet you at a place that’s convenient to you such as a coffee shop, a library, or a restaurant.
Cradle Counselors are available to talk with you and help you explore all your options related to the pregnancy. Your counselor will not pressure you into choosing adoption. Instead, your Cradle Counselor’s goal is simple: to make sure you understand all your options, rights and responsibilities. Whether you choose adoption or another plan, your counselor will support you in your decision.
The Cradle has many prospective adoptive families who have been carefully screened. All prospective adoptive parents working with The Cradle live in the Chicagoland area in Illinois. Learn about our families.
The Cradle is the only adoption agency in the United States with an on-site nursery. If you need temporary care for your baby while thinking over your decision, The Cradle Nursery is available to you, if you live in Illinois. The Nursery is staffed with experienced and licensed nurses, infant aides, and dedicated volunteers and is available at no cost. Learn more about the Nursery.
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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.
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.