Adoption & Infertility Support

For individuals and couples seeking to build or grow their families, JCFS Chicago provides consultation, support and education.

Consultation & Resources

  • Information about the adoption process and connections to adoption home study and placement agencies, attorneys and more
  • Information about foster care, including foster to adopt
  • Infertility support and resources
  • Post-adoption support and resources
  • Adoption, Foster Care & Infertility Resources

Support, Education and Building Communities

  • Support groups for Jewish adoptive and prospective adoptive families
  • Support groups for individuals and couples struggling with fertility challenges in building their family
  • Workshops focused on a variety of topics such as the pre-adoption process, adoption and the Jewish family, parenting in transracial/transcultural families and Jewish perspectives on infertility
  • Events including an annual summer picnic and Jewish holiday celebrations

Partnering with JUF on Path to Parenthood

  • The Jewish United Fund (JUF) has partnered with the Coalition for Family Building to provide JUF Path to Parenthood Grants
  • Educational workshops and support groups for individuals and couples

Professional Training and Consultation

  • Education sessions for cross-discipline professionals to strengthen their knowledge about the unique issues of Jewish families
  • Consultation on adoption and infertility issues as well as available community resources

Support & Funding

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, the Rubens Family Foundation, and other generous donors.

For More Information:

Marsha Raynes, LCSW, Manager Adoption and Infertility Supports, 847.745.5408.

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