Cost of IVF vs. Cost of Embryo Adoption

Fortunately for those couples, there are a variety of fertility treatments available, including In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

Unfortunately, however, many of these treatments can be extremely expensive, making the journey to having a child a costly and difficult process.

While IVF itself generally costs somewhere between $10,000 to $15,000 according to Rachel Gurevich of About.com, there are many other facets of the process that can make the cost go much higher.

Fees for any additional assisted reproductive technologies used in the IVF process, including fertility drugs, ICSI, PGD and others, can quickly add up.

In addition, the $10,000 to $15,000 typically applies to just one cycle of IVF. If a couple is unsuccessful on that first cycle, they likely will have to pay even more fees for additional cycles.

The end result can be a process that costs upward of $30,000 or even $40,000!

Embryo Donation and Adoption is a process that offers infertile couples (even those who have previously tried IVF and were unsuccessful) a chance at achieving a pregnancy.

Though the cost of Embryo Adoption varies based on many factors (including what agency/clinic you work with), the average fees will also range between $10,000 and $15,000.

But, unlike most IVF treatments, this number includes all facets of the process - including matching services, transportation of the embryos to a clinic near you as well as any legal work that may be done.

Also, many Embryo Adoption programs including Snowflakes Embryo Adoptions will match couples up to three times. So, if you are unsuccessful achieving a pregnancy with the first embryo match, you can be matched up to two more times - with no additional fees!

Every case will be different for every couple in every program. Anyone navigating the difficult waters of infertility treatment should research all of their options before beginning the process.

To learn more about Embryo Donation and Adoption, visit www.embryoadoption.org.

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