Fox 32 Highlights National Infertility Awareness Week | Coalition

News CoverageNational Infertility Awareness WeekThank you, Dr. Allison Rogers, and Fox32 Chicago for highlighting the Coalition:  hashtaGive Hope – Donate TodaySubscribe to Our Newsletter Email* NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Δ Your Donations Help Families Find HopeInfertility affects 1 in 6 couples. The Coalition for Family Building is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization and donations …

Coalition Featured on WBEZ Chicago

News CoverageDemocrats Look to Make Illinois a Haven for IVFBy Brenda Ruiz WBEZ ChicagoMarch 6, 2024 State lawmakers are pushing forward new legislation that would protect in vitro fertilization rights. Fertility and maternal care specialists say this is the latest in a new frontier of legal battles over reproductive rights since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022.  Reset learns more …

Coalition Highlighted on WBEZ Chicago

News CoverageIllinois Democrats Offer Protections for IVFSome newly introduced legislation seeks to expand insurance coverage or offer incentives for fertility care in IllinoisBy Mawa IqbalWBEZ ChicagoMarch 5, 2024 Illinois Democratic lawmakers are pushing multiple bills this year to further protect and expand access to in vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments. The proposals come as the Alabama Supreme Court, and conservative lawmakers …

Dr. Eve Feinberg Featured on “Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta”

News CoverageDr. Eve Feinberg featured on “Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta”Paging Dr. Gupta: What You Need to Know About the Alabama IVF RulingFebruary 27, 2024 Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with fertility expert Dr. Eve Feinberg about a controversial ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that frozen embryos are now considered children. Alabama’s Supreme Court has ruled that embryos are …

CBS 2 Features Coalition Grantee

News CoveragePatients in Illinois Struggle to Afford Fertility TreatmentBy Megan HickeyAugust 24, 2023 Watch the coverage CHICAGO (CBS) – Egg freezing and in vitro fertilization are two high-tech medical procedures that can literally create life. But unlike many major surgeries, they aren’t always covered by insurance. So, is IVF only for the wealthy? CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey dug into …

JUF’s Path to Parenthood Helps Build Jewish Families

News CoverageJUF’s Path to Parenthood helps build Jewish familiesExploring a multitude of ways to build your family  “Our tradition puts emphasis on the first mitzvah in Torah: ‘be fruitful and multiply,'” Rabbi Scott Gellman of Temple Sholom of Chicago said. “This is an absolutely beautiful and critical mitzvah for the Jewish people. It also sets up people who are struggling …

Leading the Way in IVF Success

In The NewsLeading the Way in IVF SuccessBy Chicago Coalition for Family Building The Chicago Coalition for Family Building’s grant recipients have higher age-matched IVF success rates (62% live birth rate) compared to national averages (41% live birth rate*). What makes us so successful? Most IVF grant systems allocate treatment based on a lottery or financial need alone. Not us… …

Making Infertility Dreams Come True Through the Coalition for Family Building

News CoverageMaking Infertility Dreams Come True Through the Coalition for Family BuildingGetting 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 the topic …

What is the Coalition for Family Building (formerly the Kevin J Lederer Foundation) and how can it help our US followers?

News CoverageWhat is the Coalition for Family Building (formerly The Life Foundation) and how can it help our US followers?IVF BabbleFebruary 11, 2019 Fertility treatment in America can be an expensive business and if you’re not a celebrity, have access to a trust fund, a lottery win, or a good insurance policy, you will have to self-fund. But don’t despair, …

Let’s Get Real about Fertility Treatments and Insurance

News CoverageLet’s Get Real about Fertility Treatments and InsuranceModern FertilityBy Chanel DubofskyJanuary 17, 2019 Before I started writing this piece, I did an extremely informal poll, asking people about their experiences getting insurance to cover/reimburse their fertility treatments. Here are a few of their responses. “It was almost all covered but the meds (which are several thousands a cycle) were …

Nonprofit Coalition Gives Grants for IVF to Couples Struggling with Infertility

News CoverageNonprofit Coalition Gives Grants for IVF to Couples Struggling with InfertilityGood Morning AmericaBy Catherine Thorbecke and Cathy BeckerDecember 19, 2018 A nonprofit coalition in Chicago is giving hope to couples struggling with infertility by offering grants to cover the medical costs of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. Esten and Josie Patrick had been yearning to start a family for years, …

Made In Chicago: The Coalition for Family Building

News CoverageMade In Chicago: The Coalition for Family Building (Formerly The Life Foundation)CBS Chicago February 12, 2018 CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Tracy and John Papach of Evergreen Park have been married for 10 years. They’ve spent nine of them trying to have a child. “Nothing was working for us,” Tracy recalled. Tracy and John Papach with Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron. (Photo: Lisa …

Coalition for Family Building Helps Create Families

News CoverageCoalition for Family Building (formerly the Life Foundation) Helps Create FamiliesDaily 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 healthy outcomes …

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

News CoverageReturning from war, some vets have a hard time starting a familyThe 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 extend to …

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 familiesChicago 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 shirts for …

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

News CoverageLove, 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 must we …

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Local Fertility Organization Announces Financial Grant Opportunities

News CoverageLocal Fertility Organization Announces Financial Grant OpportunitiesChicago TribuneBy Jill EdgeworthApril 25, 2017Eve Feinberg, MD, Director of Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation and Medical Director of Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Highland Park (Posted by JILL EDGEWORTH, Community Contributor)The Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation, a local organization providing emotional, educational and financial support for those going through the challenges of …