About the Cradle
Founded in 1923, The Cradle is one of the foremost adoption agencies in the country. Operating remotely and on-site in Evanston, Illinois, The Cradle team provides lifelong support for all those who are touched by adoption - from expectant parents to adopted persons, adoptive parents to infants under our care in the 24/7 Cradle Nursery. The Cradle envisions a world where every child thrives in a safe and loving family. Your support will help The Cradle provide what our families need now – comfort, support, reunion and connection.
The 24/7 Cradle Nursery
The Cradle is the only adoption agency in the country with an on-site nursery, operating 24/7 to provide a nurturing environment for infants with temporarily uncertain futures.
Our 24/7 helpline is available via phone, text or email for individuals and couples facing unexpected pregnancy. For expectant parents exploring adoption as an option, The Cradle works to support prenatal health coverage and supports all parties through the placement process.
Adoptive Parent Services
The Cradle’s community outreach and education team work to destigmatize and create more awareness about adoption. We also are able to provide CEUs for medical and human resource professionals around considerations for patients and employees touched by adoption. ALP (Adoptive Learning Partners) is The Cradle’s online platform for parenting classes for prospective and current parents, as well as foster parents. Through the Our Children initiative, we introduced an impactful webinar series to confront the racial injustices faced by so many families and individuals.
Our Cradle community is a network of all kinds of individuals and families.
We recognize that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are at the center of what we do; not in addition to what we do.
You make this possible.
Thank you for standing together with us to help ensure we can keep moving forward together, as a community of families based around the love that stems from adoption.
The Cradle Foundation was created in 2003 to raise and manage funds in support of The Cradle’s outstanding adoption and child welfare programs and services. Gifts made through The Cradle Foundation directly support The Cradle. The Cradle Foundation’s Federal Tax Identification Number is 45-0506764.
You may contact The Cradle Foundation team with any issues or questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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