Leading the Way in IVF Success

In The News Leading the Way in IVF Success By 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. …

Waiting

In The News Waiting (a limited edition monograph book) By Natascha Dea A monograph of photographs made by Natascha Dea during two rounds of IVF. It is a window into one woman’s experience going through fertility treatments and a love song to the women and men around the world experiencing infertility. The book features a Foreward written by renowned reproductive …

Making Infertility Dreams Come True Through the Coalition for Family Building

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 …

Let’s Get Real about Fertility Treatments and Insurance

News Coverage Let’s Get Real about Fertility Treatments and Insurance Modern 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 …

Nonprofit Coalition Gives Grants for IVF to Couples Struggling with Infertility

News Coverage Nonprofit Coalition Gives Grants for IVF to Couples Struggling with Infertility Good 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 …

Made In Chicago: The Coalition for Family Building

News Coverage Made 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. …

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 …