The Cradle Blog
In 2014, I walked into my position as a work-study intern for The Cradle completely new to the whole “adoption thing.” When I thought of adoption, I pictured families journeying to far-off countries to bring their children home, or young adults searching for birth parents who have been absent their whole lives. About certain aspects I wasn’t far off.
The evening of February 18th was one of the highlights of my professional career. It was the kick-off event to our multi-year series Our Children, and we started with a tough topic that needs to be discussed. I couldn't be more excited!
Just saw this question in a popular advice column Ask Amy and had to add our 2 cents.
Moriah and Vic Garcia are going through the adoption process. They're sharing what they learn along the way through their personal blog.
Media is obsessed with adoption stories. Really, obsessed. So many stories have either an adoption plot or at least a side bar that draws in adoption. And that would be OK—if they could get it right. The problem is they rarely do.
Leading up to Mother's Day earlier this month, WCIU's You and Me This Morning interviewed first time moms about their experiences at home with their children. Two Cradle moms, Wendy Willis and Jessica Murnane, were interviewed for the special! Watch below.
There has been a flurry of news lately regarding states’ rights, adoption and same-gender families. While it is fine for adults to debate where the line between church and state may lie, and what should be legal and what not, it is concerning to us as child welfare professionals that too often the rights of the child are being short-changed.
Adoption storylines have always been very popular in the movies and on TV. The recent release of Disney's Annie is just a current example. It's actually rather amazing how often an adoption theme works its way into movies - even cartoons aimed at the toddler crowd.