Read below to hear what some of our families had to say about their Cradle of Hope adoption experience. Click on the links below to email these families to learn more.
Dimitri and Julie (TX) adopted a 7.5 year old boy with dwarfism from China in 2018.
Our Cradle of Hope experience was excellent. The team was extremely knowledgeable, organized and very responsive and supportive. We were overwhelmed at first with the process, paperwork and all the requirements for international adoption, but they broke it down for us and made it easy to understand. Our experience in China was great and our guides were so helpful and knowledgeable. They have also offered us support post adoption to make sure everyone is adjusting well. We highly recommend partnering with Cradle of Hope for international adoption. We had zero issues resulting from incorrect or incomplete documents and information. They were so thorough in providing the requirements and then carefully reviewing everything prior to submission. We know this helped move our process along as quickly as possible. We’re so grateful to have our son home.
Robb and Teresa (SD) adopted a 4 year old boy with Hep B from China in 2017.
We recently brought home our 6th child, our first from China. Cradle of Hope did an amazing job guiding us through the process and providing wonderful support every step of the way. Our emails were always replied to in a timely manner, we did not have any delays during the process and our in country stay went so smoothly. The staff at Cradle was always only a phone call away and we were encouraged to reach out to them any time we needed them. We took our whole family to China and Linda was so helpful in finding us wonderful accommodations, setting up tours and finding us some amazing guides that were so helpful in country. We have also received great support since getting home. Linda and Morgan have reached out to us several times to make sure things are going smoothly. This is our 3rd adoption, our first with Cradle of Hope. We would definitely recommend CHAC to any family starting the adoption process.
Daniel and Nicole (MD) adopted a 3 year old boy with a corrected heart defect from China in 2017.
We worked with Cradle of Hope as both our placement and home study agency. Throughout our entire process, the CHAC staff was always there and available to answer questions or emails, even on days they were supposed to be off or closed. Everything went so smoothly from start to finish. Our guides and all of the in-country support were fantastic. This was our first adoption experience and we felt extremely well cared for with CHAC and would happily recommend them. Thank you, CHAC staff, for helping us bring our son home!!
Dave and Allie (NE) adopted a 1 year old girl with post-operative anal atresia from China in 2016.
Cradle of Hope made our adoption process smooth and easy. They were very prompt in answering our questions via phone or email – and getting us the answers we needed whether it was more information, addressing our concerns, or coordinating travel arrangements. They explained the whole process thoroughly and made us feel at ease traveling to China to get our forever daughter. We never felt alone or without support during the process. Our son who traveled with us (6 years old at the time) has some severe food allergies and Cradle of Hope was able to get the extra info we needed regarding traveling to China with allergies. This individualized attention meant so much to us. While in China, everything went smoothly for us, and we knew exactly how to get a hold of them, if we had any issues. Their care and genuine concern for our family made us feel like we were working with family. We are so happy with our little girl and if we decide to adopt again, we will definitely choose Cradle of Hope.
James and Tammy (OH) adopted a 4 year old girl missing a hand in 2013 and a 6.5 year old girl with cerebral palsy in 2017.
We have four precious daughters from China and the last two were through Cradle of Hope. We have had great experiences both times. Linda was so wonderful to help push through all of our obstacles the first time. Her support in-country was so very much appreciated. During our second adoption we were impressed with the organization, staff, travel meetings, preparation/training and again in-country personal touches. While adoption is a very, very stressful time and no agency is perfect, we would NOT hesitate to use Cradle of Hope again!
Jim and Kathy (IL) brought home their 6 year old son with delayed language development from China in 2016.
Cradle of Hope is a wonderful agency with amazing staff. From my initial call to our return home with our child, the staff were in constant contact providing answers and guidance. The adoption timeline is laid out in a clear and concise format and the staff responds to any questions or concerns. During in-country travel, we had contact with the agency EVERY day….whether it be 5 minutes or 50! The staff is dedicated and genuinely interested in helping families grow.
John and Lara (GA) adopted a 4 year old deaf girl from China in 2013 and a 10 year old boy with hydrocephalus in 2017.
We adopted our two beautiful children through Cradle of Hope. They were outstanding to work with during the entire process. They were knowledgeable, attentive, informative, caring and honest. We were in excellent hands prior to traveling and while we were in China. I would highly recommend Cradle of Hope Adoption Center!
Stacey (CT) adopted her 5 year old son with delayed language development from China in 2016.
My Cradle experience was very smooth. Your staff walked me and my family through all the steps of my adoption. The paperwork was intense but your staff was very helpful. The coordinators in China were very helpful and the trip went well. I’m so happy to have my son home.
Matt and Maureen (NY) brought home their son from China in 2015 when he was almost 7 years old.
We hosted our son in the Bridge of Hope program in 2014. We felt completely supported by our Cradle of Hope team, as emails were answered at night and on the weekends. When we traveled to China we felt fully prepared about what to expect. Our Cradle caseworker called regularly to check in on us. The trip went very smoothly, allowing us to fully bond with our son and enjoy the trip. We are truly blessed to have used this agency.
Bill and Elaine (CT) adopted their son with a repaired cleft lip and palate from China in 2016 when he was almost 9 years old.
Our family has been working with CHAC since 2004, through 3 international adoptions, and we highly recommend them. When you adopt, especially internationally, there are many questions and concerns you have from starting the process to completing an adoption. The staff at CHAC have always been there with their support, compassion, and professionalism. We have hosted several children from Russia and China over the years and thankfully adopted 3 children using CHAC. They walked us through the process, honestly explaining what would be your next step, and supported us, even daily, if needed. Our recent adoption in China was a perfect example of the caring nature of the CHAC staff. Every evening, we would get a call from them to review the day’s events and prepare us for our next day. The staff we worked with in China to transport and translate were also amazing. I felt confident in the process and couldn’t have asked for a more effective support team. Even upon returning to the U.S., I still felt their support. We have so enjoyed knowing the staff that we regularly keep in touch, seeing how we can help support them in their mission to find forever families for so many children. Again, I highly recommend working with CHAC for ALL your adoption needs.
Steven and Renee (NJ) brought home their 7 year old son with meningocele from China in 2017.
Morgan and Jufang provide a top notch service!!! Every single time I have ever called or emailed either ladies they have helped me immediately. Both of them provide a friendly, knowledgeable service and were always professional. They definitely deserve an 11+ on a scale from 1-10!!! Patrice is absolutely wonderful as well. She definitely extended tremendous support while we were in China and continually went above and beyond for me throughout the whole process. These three women truly made a very difficult (at times) process much easier. I am very grateful to them.
Manoah and Grace (OH) adopted a 12 year old girl from China in 2017.
We appreciate the way Cradle staff walked with us each step of our journey. During the paperwork process, we could often expect a reply from Cradle staff within an hour. Preparing for the travel phase we were well supported and the whole China trip was very organized and we felt at ease. We appreciated the way Cradle staff checked in with us each day and provided encouragement during the transition with our daughter. The in-country staff were a tremendous support as well! Thank you for everything!!
Jonathan and Karis (MD) brought home their 7.5 year old daughter with hepatitis B and club foot from China in 2016 and their 3.5 year old son in 2015.
We enjoyed our experience so much with Cradle of Hope that we used them again for our second adoption. Both times we truly appreciated their attention to detail, experience base, and general kindness and sympathy shown towards us as individuals. Instead of being “lost” in a huge number of families at a bigger agency, the staff knew who we were right away when we called and knew exactly how to help us at each step. Our family has been so blessed by our beautiful kids, thanks to the hard working staff at Cradle of Hope.
Randy and Katherine adopted two 13 year old girls from China in 2017.
Having the live support via WeChat of one of the senior staff members at CHAC while we were in China was a life saver. When we became overwhelmed we could call any time of the day or night and Patrice would get back to us right away even if it was in the middle of the night and she was sleeping. That kind of care was invaluable while we were 7000 miles away from home trying to navigate being an instant family of 4.
Craig and Lisa (MI) brought home their almost 4 year old daughter with kidney issues from China in 2017.
Todd and Stacy (NE) adopted a almost 3 year old deaf girl from China in 2017.
Matthew and Elizabeth (IL) brought home their almost 5 year old son with post-operative spina bifida from China in 2017.
Josh and Heidi (TN) adopted a 4.5 year old girl with meningocele from China in 2017.
Bryan and Stephanie (NY) brought home their 3.5 year old daughter with albinism and 7.5 year old son with albinism from China in 2017.
Joel and Betsy (WI) brought home their 8.5 year old daughter with poor vision from China in 2017.
Stephen and Alison (AL) adopted a 7 year old boy with albinism from China in 2017.
Hiram and Stacey (MD) adopted a 5 year old deaf boy from China in 2017.
Joshua and Emily (IN) brought home their almost 3 year old son with anal atresia from China in 2016.
Scott and Christy (VA) adopted a 3 year old boy with post-operative meningocele from China in 2016.
Adam and Jill (IN) brought home their 4.5 year old daughter from China in 2016.
Barrett and Hilary (KY) adopted a 2.5 year old girl from China in 2016.
Marcus and Lindsey (MI) adopted a almost 4 year old boy from China with a heart defect in 2016.
Ryan and Amber (NJ) brought home their 3.5 year old son with missing thumbs from China in 2016.
Brian and Susan (MA) adopted an almost 5 year old boy with post-operative meningocele and club foot from China in 2016.
Andrew and Kristin (IN) brought home their 2 year old son with deformed fingers from China in 2016.
Laith and Tawni (IL) brought home their 7.5 year old daughter with club foot from China in 2016.
Titus and Nancy (MD) adopted an almost 2 year old girl with PKU in 2011 and an almost 3 year old girl with PKU in 2016.
Daniel and Becky (ID) adopted their 4 year old daughter with hydrocephalus from China in 2016.
Peter and Daphne (PA) brought home their 3 year old daughter with delayed motor development in 2016.
Jim and Lisa (FL) adopted their daughter with club foot from China in 2016.
Mitch and Rainer (TN) adopted their son with mild cerebral palsy from China in 2016.
Kriss (CA) adopted her 4 year old daughter from China with a cardiac arrhythmia in 2016.
Rob and Christina (PA) brought home their 2 year old son with a heart defect from China in 2016.
Scot and Jenna (NH) adopted their 4 year old daughter with a heart defect from China in 2016.
Aron and Rendy (TX) adopted a 2 year old girl from China in 2016 with pseudohermaphrodism and congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
Jay and Ileah (OH) brought home a 4 year old boy with anal atresia and esophageal atresia from China in 2016.
Robert and Serenity (TN) adopted a 3 year old boy with hypospadias in 2016 from China.
Wendy (NY) brought home a 7 year old boy from China in 2016 with an abnormal blood test.
Gregory and Elizabeth (VA) adopted their 2 year old daughter with a neck mass from China in 2016.
Dwight and Kim (GA) brought home two children from China in 2016. They adopted two healthy boys, one 12 and the other 11.
Michael and Lynn (VA) adopted a 6 year old boy with a genital deformity from China in 2016 after hosting him through Bridge of Hope in 2015.
Dale and Amy (MD) were able to bring home their son and daughter together after hosting their daughter through our Bridge of Hope 2015 Winter program.
Michael and Kari (TN) brought home their blind son at the age of 3.
Malek and Roudy (MD) adopted an almost 7 year old girl with Cerebral Palsy in 2016.
Chavonne (AZ) brought home her son after hosting him through our Bridge of Hope 2014 Summer program.
Francine (NJ) adopted an almost four year old boy from China in 2016 with a skin condition, ichthyosis.
Chris and Katherine (DC) adopted their son from China in 2015 when he was 1.5 years old.
Matt and Amy (MD) adopted their deaf Chinese son at age 6 in 2015.
Nate and Johanna (MI) adopted an almost two year old Chinese boy with hypospadias in 2015.
Matt and Amy (MS) adopted their Chinese son with post-operative meningocele in 2015 at age 3.
Michael and Diane (CO) brought home their healthy 8 year old son from China in 2015
Caleb and Kristene (MD) adopted two Chinese children in 2015, one healthy and one with special needs.
Garo and Sharon (MD) adopted a Chinese son with a cleft palate in 2015.
Reid and Dawn (FL) adopted their Chinese son with a heart defect in 2015 at age 4.
Caitlin (CT) adopted her then 3 year old daughter with a repaired cleft lip and palate in 2015.
Neer and Melissa (WA) brought home their daughter from China at age 3 in 2015.
Rebekah (MA) adopted her Chinese son who was born without ears at age 2.5 in 2015.
John and Maria (NH) adopted an almost 4 year old Chinese girl in 2015.
Nathan and Ashley (OH) adopted an almost 2 year old Chinese boy (meningocele) in 2014.
Brandon and Anna (GA) adopted a 6.5 year old Chinese girl with PKU in 2014.
David and Amy (DC) adopted a 6.5 year old deaf Chinese girl in 2014.
Hilary and Christopher (MD) adopted a healthy 6 year old Chinese boy in 2014.
Todd and Lori (OH) adopted a 3 year old Chinese girl with cardiac issues in 2014.
James and Kathleen (NJ) adopted two 4 year old Chinese girls with albinism in 2014.
Mike and Kelly (KS) adopted two deaf 6 year old Chinese boys in 2014.
Larry and Peggy (NY) adopted a healthy 3 year old girl from China in 2013 after a seven year wait for a referral.
Charles and Robin (VA) adopted a 4 year old Chinese boy in 2012.
Shannon and Eileen (NJ) adopted a 3.5 year old boy with cleft lip/palate in 2011.