Choose An Adoptive Family

Approved Families Waiting to Adopt

The Cradle has an extensive list of wonderful families ready and excited to welcome a new baby into their home. All adoptive families must undergo a comprehensive screening process and complete our adoptive family education courses before they are approved to become Cradle families. 

Search by Family Type and Family Race or browse our families!

You can talk with your counselor about what type of family you’re hoping for, and they will work with you to help you choose an adoptive family. You’ll also have the option of meeting the family to be able to get to know them better and have the opportunity to ask them additional questions

Families hoping to adopt through The Cradle are ready for ongoing contact with the child’s birth family. Learn more about open adoption. Choosing, meeting and having ongoing contact with an adoptive family are all options available to you, but are not required. You can choose what feels right for you.

My favorite Families:

Hannah and Jason

Hi! We’re Hannah and Jason. Thanks for taking the time to consider us. You are wonderful and loved!

Charlie and Susan

Hi, we are Charlie and Susan!

Hannah & Briana

We are Hannah & Briana!

Jack and Bridgid

Hi! We’re Jack and Bridgid. Thanks for taking a moment to learn about us!

Chad & Devin

Hello! We’re Chad and Devin and Harry.

Anthony & Ryan

Hello! We’re Anthony and Ryan. Thanks for taking the time to learn more about us. XO

Lara & Sean

We believe family is who you choose to love and laugh with; thank you for taking the time to meet ours.


Hi! I’m Rian, and that’s Diva! Thanks for checking out our little family!

Heather and Matt

We’re Heather & Matt. Get to know us!

Lamont & Erika

Hi! We are Lamont and Erika. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.

Mary Ann & Luke

Hi! We’re Luke, Mary Ann, and Aiden- Thanks for taking the time to meet us!

Bevin & Will

Hi! We are Will, Bevin, Avery (and our dog Grace). Thank you for taking the time to get to know us!

Robyn & Andrew

We are Robyn & Andrew!

Gloria & Jim

Hi we are Jim and Gloria!

Contact the Cradle

We’re available 24/7. All of your information is confidential

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.

Centennial Celebration

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.


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