Dreams Can Come True With Infertility Grant Funding
Infertility. As if the diagnosis isn't hard enough to handle, you have no idea how you're going to pay for your treatments. To a young child, becoming a mom seems normal and, perhaps, inevitable. Yet here you sit, physically unable to get pregnant on your own, and financially unable to do anything about it. If you don't think you can afford infertility treatment payments, think again. Organizations around the country are offering infertility treatment financial aid to those that qualify. One of these programs just might be the gift you need to conceive.
Granting your IVF wishes
If you are turning to loans, credit cards, or retirement funds (Suze Orman's ultimate no-no) to finance your fertility treatments, consider applying for aid. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, in vitro fertilization (IVF) cost averages around $12,400 these days. Few people have that much extra cash sitting around. And even fewer people have enough cash sitting around to fund two or three IVF cycles, which is sometimes necessary to achieve pregnancy. Thankfully, some generous individuals have come to the rescue. Several non-profit organizations are making people's dreams of pregnancy and childbirth come true. Sound good? Before you apply, you may need to have the following information handy:
- A diagnosis of infertility from your doctor
- An understanding of your health benefits and insurance coverage, if any, for infertility tests, medications, and procedures
- Your level of need, based on your income and how much cash flow you have
- Details and costs of any infertility treatments that you want to pursue
Check out the following websites for more details and to see if you qualify:
Baby Quest Foundation provides financial help to families that are unable to cover the costs of various infertility treatments.
The Cleveland Clinic offers help for some families in Ohio, Florida and Nevada. Select criteria must be met to be eligible.
The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation provides education, outreach, and up to $10,000 to pay infertility treatment or adoption costs. The Cade Foundation even offers a special grant for patients of one of our clinics: Shady Grove Fertility.
Pay it Forward Fertility Foundation provides families in North Carolina money for fertility treatments. This group also provides funding to military families and cancer patients in North Carolina that want to pursue fertility preservation.
The International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination (INCIID) offers a variety of ways to help you build your family. They offer a national program for IVF scholarships for those in need.
Madeleine Gordon Gift of Life Foundation helps Cincinnati couples, who are unable to have children, pay for IVF treatment.
The New York State Infertility Assistance program is managed by the Department of Health. Select providers participate in the program.
Partnership for Families offers assistance to couples that need help paying for a second attempt at IVF, if the first one fails.
Grants exist for adoptive families, too
What if you want children, but aren't planning on IVF? If adoption is your goal, a number of grants can help you with that pursuit, as well. For instance, the Cade Foundation offers financial assistance for infertility treatments and adoption costs. Get on your computer, and have fun researching your options!
Don’t give up
When pursuing infertility treatment, don't let financial stress prevent you from achieving your dreams. Infertility can be devastating, but you are not alone. Like many people dealing with infertility, you may be postponing treatment because you think you can't afford the high price of IVF costs and other treatments. Grant programs for infertility treatment are popping up around the nation, allowing you to achieve your dreams, even if you lack the means to do so.