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The Cradle
Centennial Celebration

The Cradle is proud to celebrate 100 years of building families through adoption. We are so proud of our legacy. Since opening in 1923, The Cradle has facilitated over 16,000 domestic and international adoptions and has been at the forefront of open adoption, African American infant adoption and placements with LGBTQ+-identifying families. Learn more about our 100-year history.

Calendar of Centennial Events

Educational and Round Table Discussions

The Cradle is pleased to offer adoption-related educational offerings throughout the year.


The Cradle Birthday Bash

A fun-filled, family celebration for the entire Cradle community. All are welcome!

Summer 2023

The Cradle Centennial Celebration

Fun fundraiser for 400 friends and supporters, featuring dinner and a live band!

Saturday, September 23, 2023

The Cradle Podcast

Live taping of podcast episode featuring a panel of adoptees and hosted by Angela Tucker of the well-known podcast “The Adoptee Next Door.”

Thursday, November 16, 2023

...and so much more!

Get Involved

As The Cradle approaches this rare milestone, we are committed to honoring and engaging adopted persons, adoptive parents and siblings, birth parents and siblings, grandparents, friends and supporters in our celebrations. Please join us!

Want to volunteer? Contact Susan Matejka at smatejka@cradle.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities Also Available

Contact Susan Matejka at smatejka@cradle.org to learn how to support these sponsorship and outreach opportunities and provide visibility in front of thousands of individuals and families locally and across the country.

Download partnership information.


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