Your Family-Building Story

In most Jewish communities, parenthood is an inevitable expectation. But we know it's not that simple. We want to hear your story, whether you’re dealing with infertility, pregnancy loss, adoption, foster-parenting, becoming a single parent by choice, LGBTQ+ family-building, blended families, step-parenting, living child-free, or other family-building issues. Break down stigmas, confront taboos, and celebrate what family means to you.

By submitting your story, you understand that it will be shared with our partners on this project, Hadassah and Uprooted, subject to the same submission restrictions as indicated in the form below.

Download the app to record and share a story, or type and submit a story in the fields below. The following questions are designed to guide you as you share your family-building story. Feel free to fill out any or all of the text boxes and/or upload an audio clip.

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I wish to place the following restrictions on my submission (check all that apply):
  • I have the narrator’s permission to share her story;
  • I am at least 18 years of age, or if I am under 18 years of age, I have reviewed JWA’s Terms of Use with my parent or legal guardian and I have my parent or legal guardian’s permission to submit my story to JWA;
  • The information I am submitting is, to the best of my knowledge, truthful, accurate, and not misleading;
  • JWA reserves the right to share your submission and contact information with scholars for research purposes; and
  • I have read and agree to JWA’s Terms of Use.


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How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. " Your Family-Building Story." (Viewed on April 15, 2024) <>.