Cradle of Hope Adoption Center is a non-profit, Hague-accredited adoption agency with offices in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, founded by adoptive parents. Over the years, we have helped thousands of children join loving adoptive families. Our domestic and international adoption programs provide caring support and guidance to women considering adoption and prospective adoptive parents, both during the adoption process and well beyond.
Cradle of Hope’s mission is to provide adoption services to children in the U.S and overseas who are in need of permanent, loving families. We believe that every child has the right to grow up in a loving family whose unconditional love will help him to reach his full potential. We are committed to providing women facing unplanned pregnancies and our adoptive families with comprehensive counseling, preparation, and support throughout the adoption process and beyond.
Our staff works with young women considering adoption to help them understand their adoption options and make the best possible choices for themselves and for their babies. We assist with adoptions in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia and provide support throughout the adoption process and afterwards.
Since our staff has extensive personal and professional experience with adoption, we know the joy that adoption brings to a family. We try to ensure that building families through domestic and international adoption is a positive experience for the child and adoptive family.
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When I learned I was pregnant, I was left with a lot of questions and worries. The only thing I knew was I wanted the best life for my child. I found Cradle of Hope and knew they were a perfect fit because they were honest and very informative. They wanted to find the right family for my child, not just place her with anyone. I got to meet and talk with the families and chose the family I wanted to raise my daughter! Cradle of Hope supported me throughout the adoption process and for many years after. If you want to know your adoption options or need more information, Cradle of Hope is your best choice! I am forever grateful to Linda and Cradle for their care and compassion.
Cradle of Hope was there for us during the entire adoption process. I was very nervous about the situation until I came to their office and was greeted with a compassionate, understanding group of people. They answered all my questions and genuinely wanted me to feel at ease. Ten years later... I still check in with Cradle when I need to talk. They are always there for me.
I can’t say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Linda and her team at Cradle of Hope. Linda’s expertise, style, and accessibility through the entire process set our experience apart from the experience of so many other adoptive families we know. We’ve also been fortunate to establish a very open adoption with our daughter‘s birth mom. This was a goal we had going in to our relationship, but there a lot of logistical and emotional pieces to navigate which might not have possible without Linda‘s guidance. Anyone would be lucky to have Cradle of Hope on their team.
We particularly appreciate how candid and down-to-earth Linda was throughout the adoption process. She was in regular communication with us at all stages of the journey. She was sensitive to, and respectful of, all parties in the adoption triad. We felt well-supported during both challenging and joyful times. Cradle of Hope guided us to the best possible outcome – the adoption of our daughter!
I couldn't speak more highly of Cradle of Hope! I contracted with them to help facilitate the adoption between the birth mom and myself. They were very compassionate to both the birth mom and myself. They went out of their way for us and always answered our questions, day or night. Their guidance through this process was invaluable.
We had a wonderful experience with Cradle of Hope. The staff were friendly and welcoming right from the start, with fast response times to all of our questions. Our assigned social worker provided us with many resources and we felt like she stood by us through the process. She helped us sort out some tough questions and guided us to be truly self-reflective. We will always remember her as part of our adoption story and we are excited to work with her as we begin our adoption journey again.
It is very important when you are starting your forever family to have people who are invested and committed to creating a positive experience for everyone. The professionals at Cradle of Hope gave us this experience. They provided “on site” staff for emotional support immediately following the birth and placement of our son. Cradle of Hope remained connected with us as we transit the post placement process. Cradle of Hope is a wonderful agency, we highly recommend and will request their continued assistance as we grow our forever family.
Placing my child for adoption through Cradle of Hope was a very positive experience. Linda and her team provided me with a ton of support, both before and after the placement. They helped me through two difficult pregnancies and always made sure that my needs were met. Cradle of Hope continues to facilitate my communication with my daughter’s adoptive family and makes sure I receive photos and updates on her progress. Cradle of Hope did a great job for me and I highly recommend them.
We are so grateful to have worked with Cradle of Hope while adopting our daughter. They took care of so many details and had excellent communication with us. The support they provided at the hospital was amazing. We were very thankful for the compassion they had for our daughter’s birth mom both before and after the birth. Cradle of Hope provided so much guidance to us through the process and was able to provide valuable resources to our daughter's birth mom.
Whether you are pregnant or are already parenting a child and considering adoption, or a family wanting to build your family through adoption, please contact us. We will be happy to provide information about the adoption laws and process in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. as well as information about adopting from another country.