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This month, The Cradle is featuring adoption journeys from our community to celebrate National Adoption Month & The Cradle Giving Tuesday. We hope you will enjoy these stories that embody the power of adoption and consider including The Cradle in your end of year giving plans to supporting adoptees, like Chris, with their lifelong
This month, The Cradle is featuring adoption journeys from our community to celebrate National Adoption Month and The Cradle Giving Tuesday.
In November 2020, Cradle adoptee Jim Astrove shared his adoption story every Thursday for National Adoption Month on his Facebook page. He graciously shared his story and insights with us and we got permission to share them with the Cradle Family.
The Cradle’s 2021 Alumni Gathering for Cradle adopted persons is coming up this month, and we are thrilled to feature the brilliant Sharon Kaplan Roszia as our guest presenter.
As we celebrate the stories from our Cradle family, Penelope Savalas Boardman shares her Cradle connection - her son, Dmitry: “When Dmitry was three years old, as I was tucking him into bed one evening, he said: ‘Mama, when I was a baby, I needed you and you came to get me.’
During this time of ever-changing news and unprecedented health and safety concerns, we’ve all been asked to live our lives differently. We understand the added pressures that families are facing as we shift gears to keep our loved ones and our communities safe. People who are touched by adoption may also be experiencing additional challenges.
Among the boxes of Kleenex, the 10-cent spiral notebooks and multicolored dry-erase markers, among the smell of brand-new denim and the return of the PB&J, is the well-known stress (coupled with relief) that comes with the start of a new school year. For families formed through adoption, this stress is especially complicated.
A few months ago, the Our Children program, Raising Black Children Across Racial Lines brought together transracial adoptees and adoptive parents. Together, they discussed the unique issues brought about when white parents raise children of color. Some recurrent themes stood out ...
There is no fixed definition for "normal" behavior. It varies by person, time, place and situation. Challenges may crop up for your family that therapists in The Cradle’s Center for Lifelong Adoption Support (CLAS) can help you work through.
If you’re an adult adoptee, 18 years or older, and looking for a way to connect with the adoption community please consider helping out at The Cradle’s Adoptive Family Weekend. The weekend is over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4, up at the YMCA Minikani in Hubertus, Wisconsin (20 mins north of Milwaukee).
In 2014, I walked into my position as a work-study intern for The Cradle completely new to the whole “adoption thing.” When I thought of adoption, I pictured families journeying to far-off countries to bring their children home, or young adults searching for birth parents who have been absent their whole lives. About certain aspects I wasn’t far off.