Cradle Society

A nonprofit organization

7 donors

At The Cradle you will find a legacy of excellence, decades of experience, and a reputation for quality education that helps to inform adoption decisions. 

Renowned as one of the foremost adoption agencies in the country, since opening in 1923 The Cradle has helped place more than 15,000 children into permanent, loving homes.  We provide lifelong support for all who are touched by adoption -- birthparents, adopted persons, and adoptive parents.

The Cradle is the only adoption agency in the country with an on-site nursery. It's a safe, neutral place for infants to stay while their parents take the time they need to decide if adoption will be the plan for this child. The nursery also enables The Cradle to place infants whose special medical needs may mean that it takes a bit longer to find them a home that is prepared to help them thrive.  We are committed to finding a loving home for every child entrusted to our care.

The Center for Lifelong Adoption Support at The Cradle is a valuable resource for any individual touched by adoption. Our mission is to provide a continuum of support to birth and adoptive parents, adopted persons and families as they live, learn and grow.

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Organization name

Cradle Society

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Children & Family




(847) 475-5800