Amanda and Michael

After a few years of not getting pregnant on our own, we sought the help of a reproductive endocrinologist. We were still unsuccessful after going through several IUI procedures over a four year span, trying different medications and never missing an appointment. When we found out that the next step was IVF, we thought our dreams were shattered. Ever since …

Lindsay and Shawn

Lindsay and Shawn were the recipients of a $5,000 Life Grant to help with the costs of their adoption. In June 2018, Lindsay and Shawn matched with a birth mom, and on June 26, 2018, Grayson Jordan Lamere was born!

Amanda and John

“My husband and I are just like thousands of other couples who are experiencing infertility issues. I just assumed after we got married and planned everything out, next would be a baby. In the blink of an eye the plan I had always envisioned was potentially gone. It’s so scary and daunting yet I tell myself the outcome is going …

Nancy and Frank

“My husband and I have been together for eight years and we have been trying to conceive for five of those years and counting. When we were not successful with any IUIs, we turned to our final option, IVF. The cost was great, and we were looking for options. When we met Dr. Rinehart, he listened intently to our frustrations …

Lauren and Matt

“Having children was always something my husband and I had talked about. But this dream appeared to be far reaching when I had some obstacles in my way. Our will to keep going and to have our baby kept us moving forward towards IVF, our best hope, despite the financial burden and the pre-IVF treatment needed.” Lauren and Matt learned …

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Mary Rose and Luke

Mary Rose and Luke are Indiana residents who were the recipients of a $10,000 Life Grant. “My husband Luke and I are so thrilled to announce that the embryo transfer funded by our 2017 Life Grant was successful, and we are now the proud parents of Lawrence Mark Norell, born on May 12, 2018!” “Our four-year journey towards IVF included …

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Michelle and Erik

Michelle is an English as a Second Language teacher at a high poverty, urban middle school and Erik is trained as a welder. “We have loved each other nearly half our lives and have many more years together. As with any solid relationship, we are a work in progress. In 2015, we quietly began the journey to add a child …

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Manar and Thaer

“I never thought I would have trouble having children. My sister had problems with her period and she got pregnant easily. As for me, I had no problems until I got married. It has been four years since I started infertility treatments and was told IVF is the best next step”. Financial constraints made it difficult for them to pursue …

Leigh and Phil

“My name is Leigh Montwill and Phil Montwill and I have been married for a year and a half. Happily, we were planning our wedding in 2015 when I was diagnosed with a germ cell cancer in January 2015 and had surgery that was unable to preserve my fertility. I started chemo two weeks after surgery.” “My amazing fiancé, Phil, …

Kristie and Petru

“Hi. My name is Kristie and my husband’s name is Petru. We have been married for thirteen years. We have struggled with infertility throughout our entire marriage.” “In 2016, we met with a reproductive endocrinologist who diagnosed the cause of our infertility struggles.” Kristie and Petru are recipients of $10,000 Life Grant, and states “this is giving us so much …