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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Infertility, adoption, and kiddos (part 3)

If you'd like a refresher or just need to catch up, go HERE and HERE.

Four years. After four years of trying and waiting, we decided we were ready for some help.

I got online and started googling infertility clinics in Atlanta. Specifically I was looking at how much they charge for in vitro (IVF) since I was pretty convinced that was the route we would end up needing.

I almost threw up. And I wasn't pregnant!

Most of the clinics started (STARTED!!!) at $16,000- $20,000 and went up from there.

And there was no guarantee you'd end up with a baby.

Gulp.

My twin sister, M, checked into her infertility clinic for me without telling me. It was their second clinic so she didn't know how much they would charge for a full round. What she found out gave me hope.

$8,000.

Yep, that's half price! Still no guarantees, but we could try twice for the price of one round at the cheapest clinic in Atlanta. Even adding in the cost of travel back to Texas didn't factor in since the price was so much less. (Did I mention insurance doesn't cover a SINGLE PENNY!?!)

So we called the clinic and chatted with the doc about what we would need to do...

1 comment:

Baloney said...

Hmmm... you can adopt for less through CPO. :)
Thinking of you guys while you look at your options to expand your family. You're in my prayers.