Rebecca and Justin

Family Stories

Rebecca and Justin


Justin and I met in college and got married in 2015. We knew kids were in the future for us. However, we knew it wouldn’t be an easy journey as I had cancer twice as a teenager and was unable to carry a baby. After three egg retrievals, we were beyond thrilled when our only frozen embryo took and resulted in a little miracle, our son, who is now two years old. Now we are back for our second surrogacy journey.

We are so grateful to the Coalition for Family Building for their help in making our dream of completing our family a reality. We are also so thankful to our doctor, Eve Feinberg, for telling us about the Life Grant, as well as to everyone who donates. As anyone with a diagnosis of infertility can attest to, fertility treatments and surrogacy are not cheap! We look forward to hopefully completing our family with a new baby soon!

Rebecca and Justin are recipients of the Path to Parenthood Grant from the Jewish United Fund - Chicago.

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