Search and connection services
The Cradle provides services in an ethical and respectful manner, and the confidentiality of all parties is maintained. If a relative is open to contact, The Cradle can act as intermediary, exchanging letters and photos, until both parties feel comfortable with direct contact.
Illinois adoption law requires that a person requesting a search for a biological relative through an agency like The Cradle must first be registered with the Illinois Adoption Registry
Our Search and Connection Services combine the information available in The Cradle's records with extensive research of demographic, historical, archival, online and genealogical records, to locate current contact information for birth relatives. If current contact information is located, an outreach is made, and ongoing support for developing a relationship is provided to all parties.
Schedule an Informational Consultation/Search and Connection Services to begin.
Sometimes, people who were in contact through an open or semi-open adoption, or a successful search facilitated by The Cradle, lose touch.
Please schedule an Informational Consultation if you would like some assistance reconnecting.
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