Open adoption is a wonderful and compassionate way for expectant moms and potential adoptive parents to agree on how they will interact after the adoption. With open adoption, you can choose and meet the family for your child. With Cradle of Hope’s guidance and support,...

Over the past 34 years, Cradle of Hope has helped numerous expectant mothers and birth mothers, throughout Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, find loving, secure, happy homes for their precious, newborn babies. Making an adoption plan for your baby requires tremendous LOVE, courage, faith,...

Pregnant women considering adoption often ask Cradle of Hope for advice on how to choose adoptive parents for their baby. If you’re thinking about adoption and have already considered all your alternatives and just want to know how to find the best adoptive family for...

If you live in Virginia and are considering placing your baby or child for adoption, you should know that you are not alone.  In 2020 (the most recent figures available), almost 500 Virginia women chose private adoption for their newborns or children.  These birthmothers did...