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Katie and Josh

After about three years of marriage, we had the feeling it was the right time to have a baby. However, month after month and year after year went by without a pregnancy. Eventually, we visited a reproductive endocrinologist and learned that IVF was the best option of having our own children. We applied for the Life Grant in summer 2017 …

Ashley and Dustin

“Our journey with infertility was unexpected as I’m sure it is for a lot of people. We had been married for 2 years and we were ready to start our family together. After a very long year of trying and no pregnancy we decided to see a reproductive endocrinologist.” “A lot of testing revealed the disappointing diagnosis of unexplained infertility. …

Tracey and John

Tracey and John have always known they wanted a family, and unfortunately like many others, just assumed it would happen. They finally made the decision to see a reproductive endocrinologist in 2012 and began their infertility journey with Dr. Kevin Lederer at Fertility Centers of Illinois. Tracey was diagnosed with PCOS, and began treatment with IUI. This was unsuccessful and …

Amanda and Franky

“My Name is Amanda Cardona and I am 34 years old, from Mexico. My husband is Franky Palma. He is 33 years old and is from Guatemala. We met each other in 2006 in an ESL program for learning English and became friends. We started to spend a lot of time together, our feelings for each other went farther than …

Ann and Harry

We have been together 6 years, married in 2015 and started trying in November 2014 after we got engaged. We had a dream wedding, bought our dream house and now we want to do everything possible for our next dream; create a life. After a few years of trying, we decided to do preliminary testing with a reproductive endocrinologist.” IVF …