Tracey and John

Tracey and John have always known they wanted a family, and unfortunately like many others, just assumed it would happen. They finally made the decision to see a reproductive endocrinologist in 2012 and began their infertility journey with Dr. Kevin Lederer at Fertility Centers of Illinois. Tracey was diagnosed with PCOS, and began treatment with IUI. This was unsuccessful and …

Amanda and Franky

“My Name is Amanda Cardona and I am 34 years old, from Mexico. My husband is Franky Palma. He is 33 years old and is from Guatemala. We met each other in 2006 in an ESL program for learning English and became friends. We started to spend a lot of time together, our feelings for each other went farther than …

Ann and Harry

We have been together 6 years, married in 2015 and started trying in November 2014 after we got engaged. We had a dream wedding, bought our dream house and now we want to do everything possible for our next dream; create a life. After a few years of trying, we decided to do preliminary testing with a reproductive endocrinologist.” IVF …

Coalition for Family Building Helps Create Families

News Coverage Coalition for Family Building (formerly the Life Foundation) Helps Create Families Daily North Shore By Julie Kemp Pick December 25, 2017 HIGHLAND PARK – Though the overall mission of the Coalition for Family Building (formerly the Life Foundation) is to promote educational and financial assistance for those who are struggling with infertility, the program has worked to provide …

Returning from war, some vets have a hard time starting a family

News Coverage Returning from war, some vets have a hard time starting a family The Daily WorldBy Alison Bowen, Chicago TribuneNovember 13, 2017When Chris Lynd encountered health issues after serving in the military, he thought his benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs would cover his medical treatments. So he and his wife, Caitlyn, were surprised when those benefits didn’t …

Family Building Grants help couples with fertility issues build families

News Coverage ‘It can be heart-wrenching’: Family Building Grants help couples with fertility issues build families Chicago Tribune By Christen A. Johnson November 20, 2017 After three failed intrauterine inseminations (IUI), Ashley Versage’s nurse called sharing news that she was “definitely pregnant.” Hoping to surprise her wife, Kate, she ran to Target and got a digital pregnancy test and two …

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Love, Then Marriage… Then Baby in the Baby Carriage?

News Coverage Love, Then Marriage … Then Baby in the Baby Carriage? RewireBy Eve C. FienbergMay 5, 2017When we talk about access to fertility care, we often think only in terms of cost or geographic access to a specialist. But, nearly two years after expanding the definition of marriage to legally recognize same-sex marriage in the United States, so too …