The Cradle Blog

May 05,2017
Last year, Cradle staff members hosted a discussion group for birth mothers. We got to know each woman and learn about their unique adoption journey. As what typically happens when a group of amazing, intelligent women get together, important conversation flowed freely. We learned a lot from these incredible mothers, and we think you can, too. 
March 10,2017
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.
adoption advice and guidance
February 10,2017
NBC’s This Is Us contains one of the most poignant adoption stories to hit TV. It is real and raw, not idealized. The weekly one-hour dramedy depicts the complexity of adoption, with all its beauty, hardships and confusing emotions.
adoption advice and guidance
January 19,2017
It's that time of year. You've nailed down your routine and life starts to fall into that wintertime rut. For parents and children alike this often means boredom, restlessness and mood fluctuations. To help keep you and your children from going stir-crazy, we've compiled a list of ten fun and engaging activities.
Kim Perez, Cradle CEO
January 17,2017
Happy New Year to all of our Cradle families and friends! 
adoption advice and guidance
December 19,2016
The holiday season can be stressful for children and parents alike. Things such as travel, large gatherings and even wrapped gifts can overwhelm many kids. Here are some tips from Mandy Jones, one of our post-adoption therapists at The Cradle, to help parents handle some of the challenging situations the holiday season presents:
September 30,2016
Saturday, September 24 was the annual Walk for Adoption Chicago and the Cradle Crew came out in full force to celebrate!