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2023 Year-End Campaign

Give hope and build families this holiday season

We have all been in situations when life doesn’t unfold as planned. For those facing infertility or challenges in building their families, it becomes a daily, painful awareness.


We invite you to meet Christie and Brett. Christie always envisioned a house full of children but knew, coming into adulthood, something wasn’t “right”. After a diagnosis of severe PCOS, and the medications, shots and failed IUIs to follow, Christie and Brett vividly remember taking a walk together in the woods, processing the “fact” that due to lack of insurance coverage and years of trying, their life together was going to be drastically different. No kids.


“It was over. There’s only so many failures one person can take. Then all of a sudden, this appeared. It was a beacon of hope. We had one more time,” Christie shared.


“I remember where I was; I checked my email and started bawling at work. We received a grant! Without hesitation, I drove six hours every day to begin our fully-funded cycle.”


With “one last go”, Christie and Brett successfully completed their IVF cycle and in November of 2017, had their cherished daughter Eddy (Edaline)... and five years later, from that very same cycle, welcomed their twins, Abigail and Brynn.


The Chicago Coalition for Family Building was founded on the belief that everyone who wants to build a family deserves the chance. Your support has helped us donate more than $1.2m to 140 recipients and to celebrate 80 new babies!


Our mission is to remove financial barriers that prevent the creation of a family. As we work toward this goal, we take action to financially and emotionally support those struggling:


  • We provide both fully funded IVF cycles generously donated by our Partner Practices, and financial grants inclusive of surrogacy and adoption
  • We promote LGBTQ+ family building
  • We provide pre-implantation genetic testing to prevent the transmission of BRCA, Huntington's, Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell and more

Each year, we are able to help 20 individuals move closer to their dream of family. But, each year, we receive over 100 applications - and we want to help everyone who applies. 



Please consider a donation to the Chicago Coalition for Family Building so we can provide the gift of hope to individuals like Brett and Christie. 




With overwhelming gratitude, 

The Coalition Board and Team 




With your support, we can give hope and build families.


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