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Approved Families Waiting to Adopt

The Cradle has an extensive list of wonderful families ready and excited to welcome a new baby into their home. All adoptive families must undergo a comprehensive screening process and complete our adoptive family education courses before they are approved to become Cradle families. 

Search by Family Type and Family Race or browse our families!

You can talk with your counselor about what type of family you’re hoping for, and they will work with you to help you choose an adoptive family. You’ll also have the option of meeting the family to be able to get to know them better and have the opportunity to ask them additional questions

Families hoping to adopt through The Cradle are ready for ongoing contact with the child’s birth family. Learn more about open adoption. Choosing, meeting and having ongoing contact with an adoptive family are all options available to you, but are not required. You can choose what feels right for you.

My favorite Families:

Robyn & Andrew

We are Robyn & Andrew!

Brie & Narissa

Hello, thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We are two fun-loving people looking forward to starting our family!

Michael & Taryn

We are Mike, Taryn, and Charlotte.

Mary Ann & Luke

Hi! We’re Luke, Mary Ann, and Aiden- Thanks for taking the time to meet us!

Lamont & Erika

Hi! We are Lamont and Erika. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.

Chad & Devin

Hello! We’re Chad and Devin and Harry.

Anthony & Ryan

Hello! We’re Anthony and Ryan. Thanks for taking the time to learn more about us. XO

Lara & Sean

Family is who you choose to love and laugh with; thank you for taking the time to meet ours.

Melissa & Jeff

“Let my love open the door to your heart” –Pete Townshend 

We played that song at our wedding and now it has new meaning!

Justin & Robb

Hi, we are Justin and Robb!

Aderrick & Daniel

Hi, we are Aderrick and Daniel

Brian & Rhiannon

We are Brian & Rhiannon!

Jocelyn & Chris

Hi! Thank you for taking a glimpse into our profile.

Liz & Matt

Hello! Thanks for looking at our profile – Matt, Liz & Harper

Bennie & Tijuwana

Hello! We are excited about you getting to know us and we hope to talk to you soon. We look forward to taking this journey together.

Jamie & Rachel

Hi we are Jamie and Rachel

Connor & Liz

“Hello! We are Liz and Connor. Thank you for taking the time to read our profile and get to know us a little bit.

Joe & John

Hello, We are Joe, John and Noah a fun, loving and active family from the northwest suburbs of Chicago who are excited about expanding our family thro

Bevin & Will

Hi! We are Will, Bevin, Avery (and our dog Grace). Thank you for taking the time to get to know us!

Gloria & Jim

Hi we are Jim and Gloria!


Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself and my plans for a family.

Brandi & Bobby

Thanks for looking – Bobby & Brandi

Kim & Ben

Hello! Thanks for stopping to take a peek into our world. We are Ben and Kim and with our daughter that makes three.

Contact the Cradle

We’re available 24/7. All of your information is confidential

To speak to someone now, call our 24-hour hotline: (800) 272-3534 or text us at (312) 800-1559 (answered 8:30am-8pm).

If you’d like us to contact you, please use the form .

If you are looking to adopt a child, please schedule a call with an Adoptive Parent Counselor.

If you are an adopted person looking for information, please schedule an informational consultation with our post adoption department.


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