Agency Assisted Adoption Program

The Cradle's Agency Assisted Adoption Home Study Program is a great choice for many families.  We can prepare a home study to help you adopt from a placing agency. Families who desire to adopt from a different state need to identify a placing agency that is licensed within their state and approved by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The Cradle requires that the agency be a 501(c)(3) and/or a non-profit.

As a part of your home study, The Cradle offers training to prepare you for an open adoption. The open adoption philosophy is a component of most domestic adoptions and in some states, may even be legally binding. Your placing agency will share with you more information on their requirements regarding open adoption. The more you learn about all the benefits of open adoption, the more you may find it is right for you.