Adoption agency in Illinois - The Cradle Adoption

Unplanned Pregnancy?

Unplanned Pregnancy?

At The Cradle, our caring professionals will listen to you with complete privacy and respect. We'll help you examine your options and determine whether or not adoption may be a good choice for you. No matter what you decide, we promise to support you at every step.

Learn more about the option of adoption
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Meet some of our families waiting to adopt

Meet some of our families waiting to adopt

All Cradle families are thoroughly screened and educated on adoption to make sure every baby we place lives in a stable and loving home. Get to know some of our wonderful families waiting to adopt a baby.

Meet some of our waiting families
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Hear real adoption stories

Hear real adoption stories

One of our birthmothers found out that she was pregnant at 19 and started exploring all her options. She chose an open adoption...and is proud to say it's the best decision she's ever made. Hear adoption stories like hers.

Real adoption stories
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Special Needs Adoption

Thank you so much for your care and concern about Baby J. We are working hard to find him a forever family. Learn about Special Needs Adoption at The Cradle


Check it Out: Adoption PSA

Not ready for a baby? Explore your options, including adoption.

Text CRADLE to 66746.


Adoption Services at The Cradle

The journey of a lifetime begins with a single step. Let The Cradle be your guide. Learn more about how to adopt through The Cradle


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