Dana M. Rusiniak, LCSW, Adoption Counselor, began at The Cradle in 2000 in the role of Birthparent Counselor. The Cradle has a long history in adoption services; creating families through adoption and finding families for children from not only the U.S, but from all over the world. After counseling birthparents for eight years, Dana began working with prospective adoptive families in the role of Adoption Counselor. Dana enjoys using her knowledge and experience from working with birthparents to help guide and prepare adoptive families during the home study process. She is also a facilitator of adoptive parent educational workshops. Dana received her Master of Social Work degree in 2000 from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois.