Meet the Future Family Team – Jackie Martin
How long have you been with Future Family and why did you join?
My name is Jackie Martin, married to my amazing husband, Jeff, for 12 years. I’m a Lead Fertility Finance Specialist at Future Family and have been here for 2 years. I joined Future Family because I have never come across a company with such a compelling mission, and one that hit so close to home for me.
The mission hits close to home because our path to parenthood wasn't an easy one, just like so many of the patients we help. We knew starting a family was very important to us, soon after marriage we started trying to start our family. We just assumed it would be quick and easy, silly us! When we were finally diagnosed with unexplained infertility (such a frustrating diagnosis ) We, together, made the decision to proceed with fertility treatment, starting with IUI. Our story had many bumps in the road, after a few rounds of IVF but ended with one very spunky amazing daughter, Piper, who is now 7. We feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to finally become parents, with a little help from science!
Did you know of a service like Future Family when you and Jeff went on your fertility journey?
I wish that would have been amazing! We drained our bank account, we put some on credit cards. We also were lucky enough to have some amazing friends to help!
How do you support and help Future Family’s clients?
I help patients after they have been approved through our online application. I tell them about Future Family, and our mission. I tell them a little bit about my family's journey through infertility. Then, I speak with them about their fertility timeline, and help cater a loan specific to them. I walk them through all their options and explain what that means financially. My goal in talking to them is to hopefully help alleviate some of the financial burden so that they can focus on themselves, and their treatment!
What should families consider when taking a fertility loan?
There are so many options for financing, make sure you educate yourself on what option is right for you and your family! Remember the big picture, and how worth this will all be when you are able to hold that baby in your arms.
What is your favorite part about helping your clients?
I love that I am able to help support patients through their journey in a way that I did not have when I was going through it.
In your opinion, what do you think is that one "thing" that makes FF so special?
Our Care team of Fertility Nurses who are with you throughout your entire journey. They are amazing and able to help our patients in so many ways. You are not going to get that with any other lenders.
If you had a few tips for a new patient just starting this process and researching fertility financials, what advice would you give somebody?
Find a doctor and a clinic that you emotionally feel really comfortable and supported with. This is a very intimate journey, and it makes it so much easier to know you have a team of people rooting for you!