The Cradle IL
The Cradle's mission is to benefit children by providing education, guidance and lifelong support on parenting choices. Our commitment is to serve as a partner in creating and sustaining nurturing families. Renowned as one of the foremost adoption agencies in the country since opening in 1923, The Cradle has helped place more than 14,000 children into lasting, 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 babies to stay while their birthparents continue their counseling. The nursery is also a haven for infants who may have special needs and take a bit longer to find a loving home.