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REBECCAH’S ADOPTION STORY

Rebeccah recalls how she announced her adoption decision to her friends Rebeccah describes her family’s reaction to her placement Rebeccah shares advice for parents considering

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OUR MIRACLE: KATIE GRACE

Published March 2015 By Samantha Spengler, Intern When Maggie Oswald and Ken Paquette decided to pursue adoption to build their family, they chose The Cradle, which

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A CRADLE LOVE STORY

Published July, 2012 By The Cradle Staff Marcella Erickson is a resilient woman. Compelled by circumstance to leave home at age 16 and fend for

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SUMMER’S STORY

Published May 2015 By Samantha Spengler, Intern Summer was born in late December 2011 and lived with her birth parents for the first 21 months of

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FOR THE LOVE OF ALEX

Published May 2015 By Samantha Spengler, Intern Dave and Maggie Brown applied to The Cradle’s Sayers Center program in September 2010 and went on the waiting list

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REMEMBERING BONNIE

Published Summer 2014  The Cradle and The Cradle Foundation mourn the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Bonnie Krasny, who passed away in March

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THE HARDEST CHOICE

Published October 2015 Heather Cange was a college student at North Park University in 1999 when she became pregnant. After telling her parents, they introduced

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COUNTING ON CAMERON

Published June 2015 By Shelbie Bostedt, Intern, and Samantha Spengler, Intern Adoption can be a complicated, emotional process. For Chelsea Armstrong and Matthew Bailey, the journey was

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