The Cradle Blog

Photo of Sharon Roszia, the 2021 Alumni Gathering Guest Presenter
September 09,2021
The Cradle’s 2021 Alumni Gathering for Cradle adopted persons is coming up this month, and we are thrilled to feature the brilliant Sharon Kaplan Roszia as our guest presenter.
parent holding hands with child wearing backpack
August 10,2021
As we wrap up the warm summer months, families are preparing for the start of the school year. Fresh clothes, new shoes and organizing backpacks filled with classroom supplies can be exciting. It can also be stressful.
August 06,2021
As we celebrate the stories from our Cradle family, Penelope Savalas Boardman shares her Cradle connection - her son, Dmitry: “When Dmitry was three years old, as I was tucking him into bed one evening, he said: ‘Mama, when I was a baby, I needed you and you came to get me.’
June 07,2021
DePaul University professors Francesca Royster and Ann Russo had a great life together, fulfilling careers and a busy schedule. But something was missing. “We decided that we really wanted to raise and nurture a child,” Fran said, “build a home for them and shepherd them through the world.” 
Tween Youth Image, Adopted Person, Youth
June 02,2021
Even in families that have great communication and talk openly about adoption, tweens and teens face challenges they may not talk to you about.
April 05,2021
The Cradle has been a steadfast provider of education and information for our families through webinars like
March 12,2021
The Cradle is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to the Board of Directors.
February 17,2021
Many adopted people search for answers about themselves and where they came from. The desire or need for birth family background information is understandable.
February 12,2021
 “Family is not defined by our genes; it is built and maintained through love”
January 04,2021
Cradle connections are important. Our community of people who are touched by adoption, spans the world.