Who knew that a google search late one night would lead us halfway across the world in our quest for a baby?
Our story actually started several years ago. My husband and I were married a bit later in life and well, life just seemed to keep getting in the way of us completing our family with a child. Several IUI and IVF treatments (and about 50 thousand dollars) later, we were at square one with no child. We had explored other fertility clinic options in the US – but at around $20,000 to $30,000 per try (with no guarantee of success) those just weren’t odds that seemed worth betting on.
So, late one night, I was online reading and searching and came across the idea of IVF abroad…in Europe. Take one vacation, add some medicine (IVF) and a little magic or divine intervention, and voila – if you’re fortunate, you come home with the souvenior of a lifetime….a much desired baby about nine months later.
Being a diligent consumer, I did some research and spoke to other ladies who had gone before me. They were all thrilled with the service that they received and talked about being treated with dignity and respect. Even more, they all talked about what a wonderful time they had on their IVF “vacation”. They seemed to all be impressed with the clinic and doctors – whose success rates are equivalent to most average clinics here in the US – but at a fraction of the cost. And when I say “fraction”, I mean along the lines of about 1/4 to 1/3 the cost of doing it here in the United States.
And so began our journey across the world in a quest for the baby that we are meant to have.