***Any donated funds that exceed our IVF costs will be donated to another couple who is also facing the journey of infertility. This includes couples looking into IVF or adoption. ***
**Anything will hep, god bless**
**We will update everyone throughout our journey - we are in the process of making a website that will show the journey so those who want to see how their donations are used can**
Background story: I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was trying to conceive with my first husband. We spent 7 years trying to conceive a child with every method except IVF. The repeated failures ultimately ended in a divorce.
I was 100% honest with Nathaniel when we met about how difficult it would be to give him the child he would want in the future. He was very compassionate to the history I shared with him. When it was time to TTC (try to conceive) we tried the same methods I had used before. This included Femera, Clomid, IUI, trigger shots and various other options that would be cost effective. We were informed by the doctor that IVF (in-vitro fertilization) was in fact the only option for us to have the family we dream of.
We were going to adopt a child from my cousin who was pregnant by accident however she legally had a 72-hour time frame to change her mind which she did. When she had the child we met her at the hospital picked a name and everything however just before her 72-hour time frame she changed her mind, we tried to fight this in court however the court sided with her. This was truly devastating since we paid much of her medical and housing expenses while pregnant to help her out.
The doctor has full confidence that IVF will work since the issue is my egg quality which can be produced more efficiently with the IVF procedure. According to my doctor my uterus and everything is perfectly fine and capable of holding a child however the egg quality is not good.
There is a high possibility I will need an egg donor which will cost around $2,000 from the quoted clinic I received. I would not wish infertility on anyone, this journey has been devastating throughout the years.
Upon searching clinics within Michigan we have found Michigan to be quite high in price. The overall cost of IVF in the state of Michigan is $20,000 - $.40,000. We pray that the first round will take and any remaining funds can be donated to another family in need. Unfortunately, we have no infertility coverage since Michigan is not one of the 15 mandatory states.
Anyone that knows Nathaniel and I know that we are phenomenal with children and would make great parents. We own a home and both make enough money to raise a child and give the child a loving, nurturing homes. With the cost of IVF needing to be paid upfront we just do not have the funds to do so. We have tried numerous grants and loan options with no luck. As of right now our only option is to use credit cards which would put us in a financial strain with debt.
This entire journey is an emotional roller coaster which at times I feel as if I am a failure to my husband however he is 100% positive and reassures me that it will happen when we can afford the large bill.
We will forever be grateful to anyone willing to donate to us for our journey which is why we will make a website for everyone to follow and see their kind hearted donation turn into a beautiful family for two people who couldn’t do it without you.