The Cradle Blog

August 08,2017
This year’s Sayers Summer Soiree on July 20 was a blast! From the silliness of the heads-or-tails game, to the surprise of extra raffle prizes, the night was full of fun, excitement and laughter. It was also full of excellent food and drink, including delicious hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, a pizza and burger bar, and decadent desserts.
July 11,2017
Homeland visits can be a great way to help your child understand their roots. They can provide important information for them to craft identities around, and are experiences they will carry with them throughout their lifetime. Cradle adoption therapist Mandy Jones has some recommendations for families who are considering planning one of these trips.
July 11,2017
Cradle adoption therapist Mandy Jones has a lot going on. In addition to her counseling practice at The Cradle and her work with families as a certified Theraplay® therapist, this past winter she ventured all the way to Vietnam with The Ties Program.
May 23,2017
We are sharing this information on behalf of the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC):
May 05,2017
YMCA Camp Minikani | September 2 - 4, 2017
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.