Building families can be challenging.  We provide support, resources, and education for our diverse Jewish community. 

Adoption & Infertility Support

Consultation & Resources 

  • Family building challenges 

  • Adoption process and referrals to adoption home study and placement agencies, attorneys and more 

  • Information and support for those considering foster care, including foster to adopt 

  • Supporting adoptive families through the lifespan 

Support, Education and Building Community 

  • Support groups for individuals and couples struggling with fertility challenges and pregnancy loss 

  • Support groups for Jewish adoptive and prospective adoptive families 

  • Educational workshops on topics such as Inspired Adoptive Parenting, Transracial Adoption and the Jewish Family, and Parenting Your Teens and Young Adults 

  • Family events to build community and connection 

Partnering with JUF on Path to Parenthood 

  • The Jewish United Fund (JUF) has partnered with the Coalition for Family Building to assist with the cost of fertility treatment and adoption 

  • Informational webinars for individuals and couples on topics such as LGBTQ+ family building, egg freezing, navigating insurance coverage and male infertility 

For More Information: 

Marsha Raynes, LCSW, Manager Adoption and Infertility Support, 847.745.5408

Support & Funding 

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

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