Kimya and Darryl

Family Stories   Kimya and Darryl Growing up I was the oldest grandchild in our home. I grew up in a big family home—grandparents, mother, aunt, uncle, and cousins. I am my mother’s only child. At one my point, my aunt and cousins moved away and that moment I knew I would have more than one child. My mom passed …

Victoria and Dumitru

Family Stories   Victoria and Dumitru On October 13, 2021 we celebrated our 11th anniversary together, my husband’s 30th birthday, and our 3rd year of infertility. We started to actively try in October 2018 and bought a house in May 2019 hoping to fill it whit children. We were very confused after a year passed that we are not pregnant …

Kayla and Evan

Family Stories   Kayla and Evan Kayla and Evan started their journey to create a family in October 2018. Soon after, Kayla had to get surgery to remove ovarian cysts. During the surgery, it was confirmed that Kayla has endometriosis throughout her abdomen. Although it can be more difficult to get pregnant, they decided to keep trying naturally. The dream …

Meetu and Aditya

Family Stories   Meetu and Aditya Aditya and I both grew up in Mumbai – a big city in India. Being from different areas in Mumbai, we both did not know each other growing up. Being a bright/naughty kid in school with a keen interest in science/engineering, Aditya came to the United States to pursue his undergraduate studies. Aditya belongs …

Dani and Matt

Family Stories   Dani and Matt When Dani was seven weeks old, she began having difficulty breathing and was rushed to the hospital. Upon arrival, a team of doctors and nurses immediately started working on Dani who was in complete cardiac collapse. Dani spent three and a half weeks in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit fighting for her life. After …

Danielle and Steve

Family Stories   Danielle and Steve When we began discussing marriage and then children, it was very difficult to say to Steve that I was unable to get pregnant without medical intervention. At five years old I was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome, and at the age of twelve told that I would not conceive children without fertility treatments. At the …

Ashley and Tareq

Family Stories   Ashley and Tareq Ever since Ashley and I have been together, we would talk about our future together and every dream started with building a family. Several months into dating, Ashley informed me about her rare genetic disease—Fabry. This is a hereditary disease related to the mutation of the X chromosome, meaning whether we had a son …

Danielle and Anthony

Family Stories   Danielle and Anthony Anthony and I are high school sweethearts, who met in English class our sophomore year. We continued our relationship into adulthood and went on to eventually attend the same college. We were both saddened by the news that I had been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at the age of 22. A few …