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Jessica

&

Matthew

Hobbies

Hiking, Reading, Keeping pets, Visiting with friends, Working out/exercising, Watching TV or movies, Bicycling, Camping

Watching TV or movies, Visiting with friends, Playing sports, Camping, Hiking, Listening to music, Eating

Occupation

Event Planning

Event Planning

Financial/Accounting

Operations Manager - Investment Advisory Firm

Relationship Status

Married couple

Married couple

Ethnicity

White/Caucasian

White/Caucasian

Religion

Jewish

Jewish

Type of Home

House

House

Type of neighbourhood

Suburbs

Suburbs

Jessica

Matthew

First Name

Jessica

Matthew

Last Name

Spilfogel

Spilfogel

Country

USA

United States

Address

6316 Barton Creek Circle, Lake Worth, FL 33463

6316 Barton Creek Circle, Lake Worth, FL 33463

Eye Color

Brown

Blue

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Light Brown

Height

5'5

6' 2''

Education

Bachelor’s degree

Bachelor’s degree

Gender

Female

Male

Smoking

No

No

Drinking

Social drinker

Social drinker

Hobbies

Hiking, Reading, Keeping pets, Visiting with friends, Working out/exercising, Watching TV or movies, Bicycling, Camping

Watching TV or movies, Visiting with friends, Playing sports, Camping, Hiking, Listening to music, Eating

Age

40

38

CHILDREN DETAIL

Children

Do you have kids?

None

How many kids do you have?

0

Children

How old are they?

Do they live with you?

Tell us about your children. What do they like to do for fun?

PHOTOS

Photos

Jessica

Fullname

Jessica

LastName

Spilfogel

Resident Country

USA

Address

6316 Barton Creek Circle, Lake Worth, FL 33463

Eye Color

Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Height

5'5

Ethnicity

White/Caucasian

Education

Bachelor’s degree

Hobbies

Hiking, Reading, Keeping pets, Visiting with friends, Working out/exercising, Watching TV or movies, Bicycling, Camping

Religion

Jewish

Occupation

Event Planning

Type of home

House

Type of Neighbourhood

Matthew

Fullname

Matthew

LastName

Spilfogel

Resident Country

United States

Address

6316 Barton Creek Circle, Lake Worth, FL 33463

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Light Brown

Height

6' 2''

Ethnicity

White/Caucasian

Education

Bachelor’s degree

Hobbies

Watching TV or movies, Visiting with friends, Playing sports, Camping, Hiking, Listening to music, Eating

Religion

Jewish

Jewish

Occupation

Financial/Accounting

Type of Home

House

House

Type of Neighbourhood

FAVOURITES

Jessica

Matthew

Actor

Tom Cruise, Matt Damon

Animal or Pet

Dog

Dog

Author

Kristen Hannah

Bedtime story

Beverage / Drink

Coconut Water

Iced Tea

Book

Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

Candy Bar

Snickers

Hershey's Milk Chocolate

Childhood Memory

Road trips with my parents and little sister

Color

Green

Blue

Dessert

Rainbow cookies

Chocolate Ice Cream

Disney Movie

Lion King

Anything Marvel Cinematic Universe

Car

Range Rover Sport

Motorcycle (Honda Rebel 1100), F-150 Raptor

Job

Event planner for a zoo

Family Activity

Traveling

Day Adventures

Restaurant

Five Guys

Steak N Shake

Flower

Peony

Peony because it's my wife's favorite

Fruit

Banana

Hobby

No Data

No Data

Hobby

Collecting vintage jewelry

Sports

Holiday

No Data

No Data

Holiday

Halloween

Song

I'm so Excited by the Pointer Sisters

Cat Stevens - Father and Son

Sport to play

Hockey, Softball

Favourites

Sport to watch

No Data

No Data

Sport to watch

Basketball, Football, Baseball, Hockey, Wrestling, Olympics, World Cup

Traditions

Driveway Halloween party that originated out of COVID times with all of our friends and family

Driveway Halloween party that originated out of COVID times with all of our friends and family

Things to cook

Grilling steak

TV show

Friends

Live Sports

Movie

Harry Potter series

Anything Superman or Superhero related

FAVOURITES

Jessica

Actor

Pet

Dog

Arthur

Kristen Hannah

Bedtime story

Beverage / Drink

Coconut Water

Book

Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

Candy Bar

Snickers

Childhood Memory

Road trips with my parents and little sister

Color

Green

Dessert

Rainbow cookies

Disney Movie

Lion King

Dream Car

Range Rover Sport

Dream Job

Event planner for a zoo

Dream Vacation

African Safari

Family Activity

Traveling

Resturant

Five Guys

Flower

Peony

Fruit

Banana

Hobby

Collecting vintage jewelry

Holiday

Halloween

Song

I'm so Excited by the Pointer Sisters

Sport to play

sport to Watch

Things to cook:

Favorite Traditions

Driveway Halloween party that originated out of COVID times with all of our friends and family

TV show

Friends

Movie

Harry Potter series

Matthew

Actor

Tom Cruise, Matt Damon

Pet

Dog

Arthur

Bedtime story

Beverage / Drink

Iced Tea

Book

Candy Bar

Hershey's Milk Chocolate

Childhood Memory

Color

Blue

Dessert

Chocolate Ice Cream

Disney Movie

Anything Marvel Cinematic Universe

Dream Car

Motorcycle (Honda Rebel 1100), F-150 Raptor

Dream Job

Dream Vacation

Touring the Country in an RV

Family Activity

Day Adventures

Resturant

Steak N Shake

Flower

Peony because it's my wife's favorite

Fruit

Hobby

Sports

Holiday

Song

Cat Stevens - Father and Son

Sport to play

Hockey, Softball

sport to Watch

Basketball, Football, Baseball, Hockey, Wrestling, Olympics, World Cup

Things to cook:

Grilling steak

Favorite Traditions

Acquiring Decorations for Our Holiday Tree on each vacation.

TV show

Live Sports

Letter

INTRO LETTER 

Hello,

 

We are J and M, have been married for 4 years and started our fertility journey 3.5 years ago. Initial testing showed no issues, so we did three IUIs which yielded no results. After some research, we then decided that IVF was the likely next step and moved clinics in hopes of receiving more individualized attention.

 

The state we live in does not offer fertility insurance benefits, so J started working a part time job that offered coverage. In addition to her full-time job, over the next 6 months, J worked this new part-time job on weekends and underwent 2 IVF retrievals. Our first retrieval yielded 3 chromosomally abnormal embryos, however the second retrieval yielded one normal embryo and one low level mosaic. We were over the moon and so excited with this news. Our next step was an FET with the normal embryo. Everything was progressing as we hoped when we found out it stuck and heard the heartbeat at the 6-week ultrasound. Our next appointment was the 8-week ultrasound and a hopeful graduation from the fertility clinic. Tragically, there was no heartbeat, and we were crushed. We grieved and did a small tribute by sending an orchid stem out into the ocean at a local pier. The sister orchid stem is thriving on a tree outside our kitchen window that we look at in memory everyday.

 

A few months later, we had our FET with the low-level mosaic. Unfortunately, this never implanted. At this point, we had exhausted all the fertility coverage J received from the part-time job. The cost to continue was prohibitive for us and we were unsure if this would be the end of our IVF journey. We refused to let our financial circumstances dictate our journey, so a few months later we applied for a grant in hopes that receiving this assistance would help us continue.

 

Within days of submitting the application, we found out for the first time ever, we were naturally pregnant! This sadly ended in a chemical pregnancy, but becoming pregnant naturally was a beacon of light that gave us renewed hope that our journey was not over.

 

The most important thing to us is to have a child and become parents. After multiple consultations, our doctor recommended the donor route would give us the best chance. We did months of research, along with vast introspection and contemplation, we knew this was the path we wanted and were going to take.

 

At this time, we had also found out we were awarded the grant and we decided to use it in the next step of our journey- embryo donation!

 

Our little family currently consists of M and J, along with our 4-year old pup, Eli. He is the light of our lives, and we dream of the day we can make him a big brother. He has taught us how much love we have to give. Family is the essence of who we are. All of our parents live within 15 minutes of us. Giving our parents a grandchild that they can spoil, adore and see every day is very important to us. J’s parents do not have any other grandchildren and part of her dream is to give her parents this gift.

 

We both work very hard and enjoy life to the fullest. J works for a non-profit doing project management and event planning and M does operations management for a financial advisory firm. In our free time, we like to spend time outdoors. We love nature and enjoy traveling, camping, kayaking, paddle boarding and taking our dog to the dog beach, dog park and day trips exploring new places. We also love spending time at home just watching TV and movies in bed. Regardless of what activities we choose or tasks we take on, we love doing it together.

M is an avid sports fan. He loves basketball, baseball and football and we both dream about the day we can take out child to sporting events, coach little league and root for our favorite teams together.

 

We live in a family community that would provide our child with the best opportunity to be just that. Tons of children of all age ranges, activities and amenities provided.

 

Family is the essence of who we are.

The most important thing to us is to complete our family and have a child.

 

After 3.5 years on this journey, we have a renewed hope that this avenue can grant us that wish. This has been a very difficult journey; one we could never have imagined. But we have learned so much about ourselves, each other, what is important in life and what we want out of it.

We hope to one day teach these lessons to our future child, and to raise them to be a person with an appreciation for life. One with integrity, who gives back to others. A dreamer, believing that anything and everything is possible.

 

We thank you for taking time to read our story and we hope that you can help write the next chapter.

REFERENCE LETTER 1

It is my greatest honor to write this letter on behalf of J & M as they begin their journey to become embryo donation recipients. This new chapter begins after what has been a long journey on their path to becoming parents. Each chapter they’ve lived through has been a choice to continue. A choice to trust that their moment will come. The way in which they’ve journeyed through this process together serves as a testament to their character, as individuals and as a couple.

 

I’ve known J for my entire life. She is my older sister by 3 ½ years. Expressing the love that J embodies is challenging because her love is a feeling. It's a feeling that you don’t question. It’s a feeling that I’ve never questioned in my entire life. We are both products of parents who would go to the end of the earth just to make our lives the slightest bit easier. They would drop everything to be wherever we needed them, whether we realized we needed them or not. They just knew. This type of love was something that came naturally to them and comes just as naturally to J. I can remember as a young child, when most older siblings would want time alone with their friends, J included me in every gathering. I was shy and didn’t say much, but she welcomed me as an equal. As I grew older and started to develop into myself, J was my biggest cheerleader. She encouraged me to trust my gut and follow the paths that were calling to me. J sees the best in people and trusts the goodness in others. We are grown adults now and have stayed best friends through it all. Aside from her family, J is a strong woman who values her career and community. You can find her the day before a big holiday packing and delivering meals to those in need. And the next day, she’ll be hosting a beautiful gathering in her home for family and friends. J is admirable, strong-willed, caring, creative, loving, and fun. She sees beauty in nature and creates beauty through art. She is always thinking of fun new ways to incorporate more joy into her life. She’s thoughtful about making decisions and prioritizes her loved ones every step of the way.

 

The day after J went on her first date with M, she told me very clearly “I think I found my husband”. She knew instantly and I understood why the moment that I met him. M is a light in the world. He’s fun, joyful, hilarious, witty, loving, sharp, & protective. Throughout the time that I’ve known, I’ve seen him handle terribly difficult situations with grace. M has lifelong friendships with people from his childhood. He values relationships and prioritizes family and friends. His passion and zest for life is contagious. He knows how to have fun and also knows when it’s time to be serious. He prepares for the future and knows how to enjoy the present. Envisioning what M would be like as a father is easy. My family is so lucky that M chose my sister and that they continue to choose each other every day.

 

M and J are as impressive as a couple as they are as individuals. They’ve created a home with a fenced yard in a safe and beautiful community. They enjoy sports, nature walks with their dog, and paddle boarding. They have a tight knit group of friends and family close by. They are already hosting an annual Halloween party for their friends with children. They both have stable jobs which they enjoy within impactful organizations. Their lifestyle is already suited for a child and their hearts are wide open and ready. They are supportive to say the least. I can call them at any moment and feel safe to be vulnerable with my feelings. They are there to help our older parents without hesitation. To say that J and M would make amazing parents is an understatement. These two people embody what love is meant to look and feel like. They are already building an amazing life for their family of two, and I pray every day that they are able to grow their family into the one they dream of and so deserve.

REFERENCE LETTER 2

We are writing to wholeheartedly recommend M and J as exceptional candidates for embryo donation. Having known M for over 20 years and J for 7 years, we can confidently attest to their commitment to family, integrity, and the values essential for raising a child in a loving and nurturing environment.

 

We have had the privilege of knowing M since high school. Over the years we have always seen him extend his warmth and care beyond his immediate circle and is always willing to lend a helping hand or a listening ear to those in need. He has coached kid’s sports, worked with kids at the JCC, and the most important one to us is becoming an amazing uncle to our 5-year-old son. He will not hesitate when asked to get on the floor and crawl around with cars or to play an exciting game of hide and seek- which he is surprisingly good at.

 

M started dating J in 2017 and we couldn’t wait to be introduced because of his excitement about her. After meeting her at a friend’s house, we quickly became friends and are now best friends. J is a very kind and caring person. One main characteristic that sticks out to us is how family oriented she is even if they’re not her own family. She will gladly come to our family gatherings, birthday parties, or BBQs and fits right in with everyone. It wasn’t even a question that our son would be calling her Aunt J. Even though we know you can’t get much information out of a 5-year-old, she’ll always go over to our son and ask how his day was, who’s the new friend at school, or just check in to see how he is.

 

Despite facing many challenges while trying to start their own family, they have always shown resilience and hope. We are confident that through these struggles they have endured, their positive outlook will provide a strong foundation for the upbringing of a child. They possess the patience, love, and understanding it takes to nurture and guide a child through all stages of life.

In addition to their own personal values, M and J have the support of family and friends who are equally as eager to welcome and embrace a new addition to the family. We hope to be an aunt and uncle to their child one day too. This strong support will undoubtedly contribute to a loving and secure environment for a child.

 

In conclusion, we can think of no better candidates for embryo donation than M and J. Their dedication to family and unyielding support of each other make them ideal recipients. We are confident to say that they will provide a child with a life filled with love, understanding, and most importantly happiness.

 

Thank you for considering their application.

REFERENCE LETTER 3

Being parents ourselves, we always look for qualities in our children that reassure us that they can handle adulthood. Adulthood, with its many ups and downs never prepares us for the downs.

However, these qualities have now taken on a new meaning.

Despite those challenges on their road to parenthood throughout this journey, they have remained steadfast and even keeled.

It has made them even more responsible, more driven and even more supportive of each other. They can see each other through different eyes now because of their struggles.

As their parents, we’ve seen their struggle, their challenges, their great uncertainty and their great fear. At times, we weren’t sure if they could handle it. Yet each time there was a setback, there was resilience. They picked themselves up, got more and more information and just kept moving forward. Most of all, they stayed positive.

We watched with admiration and encouragement. Every setback eventually pointed them in the direction they are going now. We’ve seen sides of our children that we hoped for but could never have imagined. Their resilience is awe-inspiring. They’ve brought out each other’s strengths and support when needed most.

They adore each other, take care of each other, and arrive at compromise and decisions together. Their goal in life is to put the other first and make each other happy.

A couple of examples come to mind. M gets so much joy out of making J laugh. We watch his face and can see pure love as J almost can’t breathe from laughing. He calls her his precious cargo when they’re in the car. J is always looking for ways to make M feel special too. Always thinking ahead about what will make him happy and doing it.

Perhaps the most recent example of M’s strength was at his father’s funeral. M read the eulogy, starting with thanks to his wife for her unwavering support through this difficult time and ending it with, “Dad, I’ll take it from here.” To us, that says it all.

They know that their love is everything to them and also just the beginning of how wonderful life could be with a child.

They are prepared mentally, physically, emotionally and lovingly to take care of most precious gift of all, a child.

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