Let’s Change The Way We Talk About Adoption

Adoption changes lives. It has the power to positively impact families, adopted children, and birth mothers. But the language we use to talk about it is outdated. It feels negative, judgmental and shaming, and we think it’s time to do something about it. Please share your adoption story or experience and help reframe this important conversation for the better. #GiveUpGivingUp #AdoptionChangesEverything

Birth Mother Stories

Lisa's Story

"It's the most selfless act you could do." - Lisa, a Birth Mother who made an adoption plan for her baby with The Cradle

Alma's Story

Alma - a Birth Mother who made an adoption plan for her baby with The Cradle

Jess' Story

Jess - a Birth Mother who made an adoption plan for her baby with The Cradle

In the News

  • "Give Up 'Giving Up'" in the Chicago Tribune

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  • NBC interviews Kim Perez, CEO of The Cradle

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  • Quad City Times: "Give Up 'Giving Up'"

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Unplanned pregnancies happen. What happens next is up to you. Call The Cradle Helpline to talk options with a counselor.

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