A Dream for Parenthood

River Grove, IL (US)
Created 6 months ago

A Dream for Parenthood

by Katherine Mamani Portugal

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  • $18,000.00

    Fundraiser Goal
  • $9,100.00

    Funds Raised
  • 4

    Days to go
$9,100.00 raised of $18,000.00 Goal
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River Grove, IL (US)

Katherine Mamani Portugal is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

Hello, we are Katherine and Joshua Perez. For years now, it has been our dream to become parents and to raise children that can make a difference in the world. But the journey to becoming parents has taken many difficult turns. We had hoped to start a family of our own after getting married in 2017. After a year of trying, we were so excited when we finally got pregnant. But we lost the baby early on in the pregnancy. For almost another year tried everything in our power to get pregnant again. Afterwards, we realized that we needed medical intervention. We finally sought the help of a fertility specialist and have been on the IVF journey ever since. For those of you who have gone through these treatments you know the toll it can take on you physically, emotionally, and most especially financially. The costs associated with IVF are steep, and sometimes not covered by insurance. Certain tests which are required to better ensure a successful pregnancy can only be paid out of pocket. The physical, emotional and financial pain we’ve experienced since has been so great that even our personal faith was also affected. It has been six years of trying. Even though we have faced many challenges, we are not ready to give up our dream of  becoming parents.

Any amount donated would go towards the next step recommended by our doctors, egg and sperm donor, which is one of the most affordable adoptions that there is. The amount we are trying to fundraise $18,000 would cover the cost of our egg adoption. This would increase our chances by 70%. This is why we are reaching out for support. If you are in a place where you can support with anything, we would greatly appreciate it. We believe by this time next year our dreams of welcoming Baby Perez into our family could finally be a reality. Thank you for reading our story and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for any support you can spare.


Katherine and Joshua Perez


Name Donation Date
Alexis Lule $100.00 April 02, 2024
PETER AHN $100.00 March 14, 2024
Blessing Ukeka $200.00 February 10, 2024
Azucena Corral $50.00 January 19, 2024
Blessing Ukeka $200.00 December 23, 2023
Gregory Lewis $300.00 December 22, 2023
Rebecca Lee $150.00 December 18, 2023
Anonymous $200.00 December 15, 2023
Terrence Maynard $130.00 December 14, 2023
Daniel Pitts $500.00 December 13, 2023
Michael Lill $250.00 December 11, 2023
Anonymous $1,000.00 December 11, 2023
Nathan Holec $20.00 December 07, 2023
Andrew Roberts $200.00 December 06, 2023
Amaris Montes $100.00 December 06, 2023
Birgit Pierce $50.00 December 05, 2023
Michael Young $25.00 December 04, 2023
Ebube Ukeka $200.00 December 03, 2023
Abraham Fernandez $100.00 December 01, 2023
Joshua Jung $100.00 November 30, 2023
Anonymous $200.00 November 29, 2023
Anonymous $50.00 November 28, 2023
Joshua Jeon $50.00 November 27, 2023
Grace Park $150.00 November 24, 2023
Anonymous $200.00 November 24, 2023
Anonymous $100.00 November 23, 2023
Anthony Pelegrino $25.00 November 23, 2023
Anonymous $1,000.00 November 23, 2023
Deborah Adesina $50.00 November 21, 2023
Munjed Marji $200.00 November 20, 2023
Erick Lopez $100.00 November 19, 2023
Rachel Lei $1,000.00 November 19, 2023
Jennifer Hamilton $2,000.00 November 19, 2023
Alexis Lule commented with a $100 donation about 2 months ago
I am a two-time IVF mama after 2 miscarriages and 3 chemical pregnancies. Wishing you all the best on your IVF journey to baby Perez! I started an online Etsy shop called InMyMamaEra making homemade tumblers and stickers to help support those going through fertility treatment. I hope this helps!
PETER AHN commented with a $100 donation about 2 months ago
I check your text late. I pray for you and your wife. May God bless you.
Blessing Ukeka commented with a $200 donation about 4 months ago
May God Almighty grant you your heart desires in Jesus Christ
Gregory Lewis commented with a $300 donation about 5 months ago
God bless your prayer! God's favor in this area of your life may manifest powerfully!
Nathan Holec commented with a $20 donation about 6 months ago
Bless you guys
Birgit Pierce commented with a $50 donation about 6 months ago
May God make your dream for parenthood come true
Ebube Ukeka commented with a $200 donation about 6 months ago
We love you both and praying for God's grace to make a way through this process! 🙏🏽❤️
Abraham Fernandez commented with a $100 donation about 6 months ago
Dear Josh & Ruth, thank you for sharing your story and prayer topics with us! Our hearts and prayers are with you, that God may grant you a child by his grace around this time next year by his grace🙏🏼 we love you both! Abe, Dennie, Abe Jr.
Joshua Jung commented with a $100 donation about 6 months ago
May the Lord bless your house be the house prayer for all nations and raise sons and daughters of God. Amen
Anonymous commented with a $200 donation about 6 months ago
It our small prayer for your family.
Anthony Pelegrino commented with a $25 donation about 6 months ago
Anonymous commented with a $1000 donation about 6 months ago
Sending my love and best wishes.💕
Munjed Marji commented with a $200 donation about 6 months ago
May God grant you your heart desire. May God provide you with the most beautiful baby.
Erick Lopez commented with a $100 donation about 6 months ago
Lopez family is praying for you!