So – after our interview with the adoption agency the other day – and finding out how much money they want up front – I decided to call my RE’s office and inquire about IVF. Much to my surprise, it was actually CHEAPER!!
In speaking with them, I found out that they offer a “money back guarantee” IVF program. For $17,500 (minus the cost of meds) a couple gets 6 fresh IVF cycles and if at the end of the 6 cycles there is no “live birth”, then the couple gets 70% of their money back! SIGN ME UP!! So, as I looked into it, I realized that one of the qualifications – an AMH of >1.2 – might exclude me from that program. My AMH levels are 0.6, so I am, in fact, disqualified. BUT!!! They also have what is called a “multi-cycle package”. For $16,000 (plus the cost of meds) a couple gets 2 fresh IVF Cycles and 2 FET’s (frozen embryo transfers) – provided there embryos to transfer.
After discussing it with my husband in length (and often heated) we decided that if we didn’t at least attempt IVF that there would always be the “what if”. While we understand that there are a lot of risks of failure with this procedure, we also know that there is the risk of a MIRACLE. We are asking friends, family and whoever else would like to be a part of this, to please check out the fundraising page that we have started! We know it’s a big number! It’s all overwhelming, that’s for sure! Please don’t feel obligated! If you can’t give money, we will accept love, support and prayers!!