Real Stories

The Cradle real adoption stories
Meghan became pregnant at a young age. What followed is a journey of love and family.
Amanda and Martin Herholdt’s journey to bring their son Parker home was a long and complicated one, spanning nearly seven years – and four continents!
Real Adoption Stories
The Cichon family believes in the power of adoption and that all families are meant to be.
“I felt supported from the moment I contacted The Cradle. Everyone is there because they want what’s best for the child.
It’s not everyone who gains a new big family at age 69. For 1948 Cradle adoptee Dan Lawlor, the past year has been nothing short of amazing.
Real Adoption Stories
A Cradle Associate discusses her adoption experience and why she wants to give back.
One word stands out in Mary Hart Wilheit’s Nursery record from 1945: “Hungry!” It is written over and over again.
Real Adoption Stories
For Anthony and Jenna Comer-Hill, meeting their one month old son Walker for the first time was love-at-first-sight.
We asked Jenny, now 82, to travel back 65 years and share with us what it was like to be a nurse at The Cradle in those days.

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