I want to first thank you all for the warm wishes and support as we celebrate our wedding. We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family.
In discussing the plans for our wedding, we decided that, in lieu of gifts, we would ask our friends and family to learn a bit about The Cradle, the adoption agency that facilitated the adoption of Julia and Hayden, and encourage folks to make a donation to this wonderful organization.
From our first interactions with The Cradle, we experienced a team of dynamic and passionate people committed to the idea of open adoption. Over its 80+ year history, The Cradle has placed more than 15,000 children into permanent, loving homes, including homes of same-sex families - in fact, more than any other agency in the U.S.
We received our pre-adoption coursework and counseling from the organization, and Julia spent the first several days after her birth at the on-site nursery in Evanston. Since then, we have attended events, spoken at classes for other families going through the process and met dozens of families who have experienced the same joy and love we’ve experienced as we’ve grown our family.
This organization has given us so much and we feel that this is a small way we can give back.
Thank you, again, for all your love and support.
- Christopher, Michael, Julia & Hayden