Erin and Joe

Family Stories


Erin and Joe

Our plan of having a family started when we were married in 2016. Last summer, after years of trying to conceive, we found out I was pregnant. We were over the moon! Unfortunately, we lost our dream. After the miscarriage, we sought out fertility specialists. The doctors explained to us we are part of the 33% of people with unexplained infertility. We have tried multiple rounds of intrauterine insemination (IUI) without becoming pregnant. Every doctor we spoke with advised we try in vitro fertilization (IVF). That is when we were referred to the Chicago Coalition for Family Building.

We have been supported by family and friends through their prayers and encouragement. Now by receiving this grant we can begin our IVF journey. This opportunity is a gift that cannot not be measured. We will be eternally grateful.

Erin and Joe are recipients of a donated IVF cycle from our Partner Practice, the Institute for Human Reproduction.

When we found out that the next step was IVF, we thought our dreams were shattered