Waiting by Natascha Dea

News Coverage Making Infertility Dreams Come True Through the Coalition for Family Building Getting Zen with Jen ZMay 1, 2019 Dr. Eve Feinberg, Medical Director of Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, joins the conversation to share her expertise on the topic of infertility. She walks us through the process of making these tiny miracles happen, breaking down the stigma around …

Kimberly

Family Stories   Kimberly When you are young and people ask what you want to be when you grow up, I always replied “a Mom.” I always thought that I would meet the person I was supposed to be with, get married and have a decent size family. I knew I wanted to be a Mom way before I knew …

Priyanka and Rupendra

Family Stories   Priyanka and Rupendra I met Ru when he came to visit his family in Nepal, after the earthquake, which affected most of Kathmandu. Later, we were married in a family ceremony in Nepal and I moved to Lisle, Illinois to join him. Both of us have always dreamt of having children together. However, it has been very …

Claudette and Darren

Family Stories   Claudette and Darren We met 12 years ago on Match.com, which was pre -Facebook, -Zoom and -What’s App. It was a long-distance romance, with Darren living in the United Kingdom before he moved to the United States, nine years ago, when we were married. Being in our late thirties, we knew growing a family may take a …

Katie and Sean

Family Stories   Katie and Sean Katie is a carrier of Alport syndrome, a hereditary disease related to a mutation on the X chromosome. The disease causes hearing loss, cataracts, and kidney failure, and although it is inevitable that the symptoms will develop, it is impossible to know when. This disease has had a major impact on Katie’s life; her …

Brittany and Matt

Family Stories   Brittany and Matt While they had often discussed the possibility of adoption, Brittany and Matt’s journey really started this past March when they decided they were ready to start their family. Due to a flareup with Brittany‘s ulcerative colitis, the doctor told Brittany that it was not a safe time for her to become pregnant. Having given …

Sabrina and Daniel

Family Stories   Sabrina and Daniel My husband and I have been together for ten years this January. Half of those years have been spent trying, without success, to have a family of our own. We were diagnosed with unexplained infertility earlier this year. The realization that not only were we unlikely to conceive on our own, but also that …

Allison and David

Family Stories   Allison and David Our fertility journey began over six years ago, after trying to get pregnant on our own for over a year. We received the devastating news that David was sterile, and we would never be able to conceive on our own. We sat down and discussed our options, and decided that we wanted to pursue embryo adoption, to …

Sarah and Sean

Family Stories   Sarah and Sean Sean and I got married 9–almost 10–years ago. We always knew that we wanted to start a family, the only question that came up was when. We started trying about six months into our marriage, hoping for a child. When nothing was happening, the frustration began to grow. We watched family members and friends …

Emily and Mike

Family Stories   Emily and Mike We live in Chicago and have always wanted a family. But in 2017, Mike was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma, a form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Mike began an immunotherapy and chemotheraopy regimen which meant we would have to stop trying to conceive naturally. In 2018, we began working with Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron at the …