Donor Hunt: IVF Update
Hey guys! This week has been a crazy one so I wanted to hop on here and give you a little life update/IVF Update on what has been going on. I last updated you on our IVF journey here at the first part of the year. At the time, we had planned on using my sister as a donor. This option would have been great. It was a bit more cost effective and would have been the closest biologically to myself as I could get. Unfortunately the time line has not lined up how I had hoped so that is no longer an option at this point.
So where does that leave us? Well we are on the hunt for a donor. I think the biggest shock going this route is the price change. This about doubles our budget. We went from $20,000 to what will end up being close to $40,000 by the time everything is said and done. This terrifies me!! You guys…..$40,000!!! How does that even compute? It is crazy to me how pricey this process is just to have something that normal people get. Let me tell you it is hard to come to terms with it sometimes. All I can hope is that everything will work out and it will be worth it in the end.
The other part of this of course if choosing someone to be our egg donor. I am trying to get past how weird it all is! You basically go online and flip through pictures and profiles. Yup, like a dating site. I mean, what do you even look for!? I tell you what guys, it has been straaaaange to flip through and judge who you want to take eggs from. At this point we are trying to look for similar features and just go from there.
There you have it folks, the weird and the expensive. We are in the thick of it here and although we still don’t know our exact time line of events there is a light at the end of this very expensive tunnel! I just wanted to give you all a quick update and what has been happening. Also to shed some light on the process and the truth behind everything. There is not enough awareness around this topic so just be aware before telling someone with infertility that they can just do IVF…..they might not be able to afford it. It is definitely not as easy as it would seem.
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to follow along. I might be doing a little fundraiser soon for our IVF journey. If you feel the pull to donate we do have an active GoFundMe account that you can visit and read a quick run down on our story!