Privacy Policy

Client Health and Information Privacy Protection Act (HIPPA) 

To learn about the steps taken to protect the privacy of our client files and information, download our HIPPA statement.

Disclosure Policy

In order to be transparent with our clients, we agree to disclose information to adoptive parents, birth parents, and adopted adults in the course of providing services. This is reflected in our disclosure policy. Click here to read our disclosure policy.

Contacting the web site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, you can contact us at

Donor Privacy Policy

The privacy of our donors is very important to us. The Cradle Foundation never sells, trades or shares donors’ personal information with any other organization or charity, ever. We use your information only to communicate with you about Cradle programs and services.

The Cradle goes to great lengths to protect the confidentiality and integrity of any personal information you share with us over the Internet, via U.S. mail, over the phone, in person at fundraising events or by any other means.

The Cradle treats personal data such as credit card information as critical assets that must be guarded at all times against loss and unauthorized access. To ensure the security of credit card and personal information, this Web site employs industry-standard security methods, including the Secure Socket Layers (SSL) protocol for the encryption of transmitted data. There are also protocols in place for handling donations received by check or credit card number in the mail, or over the phone, ensuring that all gifts are processed as swiftly, accurately and securely as possible.

Only authorized personnel have access to our fundraising database and records. In addition, you may choose to be listed as “Anonymous” if you prefer. Should you wish to change the amount or type of mail you receive, or if you have questions about our policies, please contact or call 847-475-5800.

Web site privacy policy 

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site.

This site provides forms for you to request information and register for classes. We may use the contact information from the forms to send future correspondence. You may opt-out of receiving future mailings by contacting us at

This site may conduct online surveys that ask you for contact information(like your email address) and demographic information (like your ZIP code or age). We use demographic information for marketing planning purposes.We may use contact data from surveys to send you information about our products and services. You may opt-out of receiving future mailings by contacting us at