Adoption & Infertility Support

Adoption and infertility programs and supports 

For those who are just beginning to create their families, thinking about expanding the one they have, living alone, living with a partner, or living with a spouse, JCFS Chicago is ready to help.

Recognizing that there is no one definition for the modern family, our adoption and infertility supports offer a range of services and programs:

Information & Resources

  • Connections to adoption placement agencies, infertility specialists, lawyers, physicians and rabbis
  • Support for adoptive and prospective adoptive parents, birth parents, adult adoptees and those struggling with infertility
  • Assistance with post-adoption questions, including search and reunion


  • Opportunities for conversations about the unique experiences of Jewish modern families
  • Social events such as an annual Hanukkah party, Sukkot celebration or summer picnic

Professional Training and Consultation

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

Community Education

  • Workshops focused on a variety of topics such as the pre-adoption process, adoption and the Jewish family, parenting in transracial adoptive families and Jewish perspectives on infertility

Support and Funding: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, the Rubens Family Foundation, and other generous donors 

For information contact Marsha Raynes, Adoption and Infertility Supports Program Manager at 847.745.5408.