Adoptive Parent Counselor Katie Gattone coordinates the Waiting Family Support Group. The group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every other month and you can sign up at https://www.cradle.org/prospective-parent-live-classes. We meet in the Evanston office and each meeting offers a group discussion or presentation on a topic, followed by time for families to socialize.
We encourage you to attend our live support group but in addition we've created The Cradle’s private Facebook page specifically for families awaiting placement. If you would like to join the Facebook page, please search for and send a “friend request” to Katie Gattone. I’ll accept your friend request and invite you to join the private group. This is a professional Facebook account for me and I only will use it for the purposes of facilitating this private group on Facebook to support the group and share updates via the group. We encourage you to share thoughts, resources and make connections via this page.