The Cradle Blog

February 18,2020
Who is Adoption Learning Partners? The Cradle’s pre-eminent adoption training provider, offering education to prospective adoptive families, or any parent wanting to equip themselves with tools for parenting, need access to fresh and relevant courses. 
February 18,2020
The Cradle was incorporated on February 26, 1923. Our history is so important to whom we are today, in shaping the work we do to help the community and in introducing us to our extended Cradle family: YOU!
January 27,2020
The Cradle enters 2020 with gratitude, looking back to the heartwarming generosity of all the individuals and groups who contributed to our holiday gift program one month ago.
January 17,2020
1. There’s No Rush. Contact The Cradle when you’re ready, and only then.
October 15,2019
The Silver Cradle Award was created by The Cradle to recognize corporate partners for their commitment to adoption and to their employees. Awarded at The Cradle’s annual gala since 2003, the Silver Cradle recognizes companies that offer adoption-related benefits, programs and resources.
February 11,2019
Your child always wants the same thing for lunch: Half a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with orange slices and some carrot sticks. As it approaches noon you head to the pantry to pull out the ingredients, but something's amiss. You can't find the jar of peanut butter anywhere. Then you remember: You used the last of it yesterday.
November 15,2018
It’s no secret the adoption process is a daunting one. For many families, even the journey of making the choice to adopt can be long and emotional. Once couples arrive at The Cradle and begin the process, there are often more surprises and struggles along the way.
October 20,2018
The force was strong with The Cradle at this year's Walk for Adoption. Over 150 Cradle friends and family (our biggest Cradle Crew yet!) gathered at Lake Arlington to raise awareness for adoption in the Chicago area, as well as to help raise funds for The Cradle's Center for Lifelong Adoption Support. 
October 12,2018
National Adoption Month is upon us yet again. Though we celebrate adoption each day, November gives us a reason to focus on the importance of adoption in our lives, and say thank you to those who made it possible: from selfless birth parents to adoption counselors and beyond.

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