The Cradle Associates

The Cradle Associates is a group of passionate, dedicated volunteers who believe in adoption and want to help The Cradle provide the best quality services to pregnant women, children and families.

Many Cradle Associates have a close personal connection to adoption, as adoptive parents, adults who were adopted as children, or adults who have a sibling who was adopted. But the group welcomes anyone who is committed to The Cradle’s mission of finding a loving home for all children and babies referred to our care, and providing compassionate and unbiased support for women facing an unplanned pregnancy.

History and Mission

The Cradle Associates was formed in 2001 as a means of drawing on the energy and enthusiasm of young professionals who are affiliated with The Cradle or who are otherwise interested in adoption. The Associates support The Cradle’s mission by promoting adoption outreach, awareness and education, and through fundraising efforts.

The Cradle Associates sponsor events focused on both adult and family fun. Current and past events include:

  • A Day at the Races —a family-friendly afternoon at Arlington Race Track, complete with a buffet lunch, silent auction, raffle and children’s activities.
  • A Night at Lagunitas– turning beer into money for The Cradle! Located at Chicago’s most unique brewery, the evening includes live music, delicious tacos, and incredible raffle prizes.

  • Steppenwolf Theatre and Second City– Group tickets and a pre-theatre dinner.
  • And many more!

To learn more about how you can get involved with The Cradle Associates, please contact Sarah O'Donnell at 847-733-3204.

  • At the Races

  • At the Races

  • Brewing at Lagunitas

  • Brewing at Lagunitas