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.
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.
To save and review families you connect with, click the heart under the family’s image and they will show here. Then click Email List to send the profile links to your email inbox.
Contact the Cradle
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.