- 30-Minute Informational Consultation: No Charge for Cradle facilitated adoptions; $40 for all others
- Cradle Registry: Free
- Background Report: $125, $50 if pre-1940
- Search and Connection Services: $300
- Reconnection / Outreach: $50
- Post-initial consultation: $40
Important Information About Timing and Outcomes
Service requests are taken in the order they are received, and the wait time can vary. Once a service request is received and payment is processed, an approximate wait time will be provided. Regarding Search and Connection services, the time it takes to locate and connect with a birth relative can range from a few weeks to more than a year. Although we are often able to locate the person we are seeking, we cannot guarantee that we will be successful and/or that the person we find will respond or be open to making a connection. Additionally, Illinois adoption law does not allow The Cradle to release or confirm names and/or other identifying information without written consent. Our fees, regardless of service or outcome, are non-refundable.
Schedule an Informational Consultation to begin.