Total Cost & Agency Recommendation?

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Registered: 12-28-2008
Total Cost & Agency Recommendation?
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Fri, 09-03-2010 - 9:28pm
Hi All,
For those of you that utilized an egg donor (non-share) would you be able to tell me approximately what the total cost was (between the donor agency, eggs, clinic costs, potential travel costs for donor, lawyer fees, etc)? I'm trying to get a good handle on what really to expect to pay. Also, does anyone have any good experiences with an agency? I actually found a donor I liked with 1 agency but I have no idea if they reputable or if they are priced well. She is $10,000 for her eggs and the agency comes close to $6500. The agency is out of CA and I am in the NorthEast.
Thanks for any input-this process is so overwhelming!
~Adriana

Me-31 DH-31 Married since Aug.2007 and TTC our first child since Nov. 2008


IUI #1: July 2009-BFN


IUI #2: August 2009-BFN

IVF #1: October 2009-BFP!! 3 eggs retrieved and fertilized with ICSI. 2 embryos transferred back in on Day 3 resulted in singleton pregnancy. Last embryo not of quality to freeze. 1st beta-10/15/09-85.2 2nd beta-10/17/09-187 Miscarried at 8 weeks-D&C


IVF #2: January/February 2010-BFP!! 5 mature follicles. 6 eggs retrieved 1/29/10. 2 fertilized with ICSI and divided into Grade 2 embryos. Day 3 transfer of both embryos. 1st beta 2/12/10-27.4 2nd beta 2/14/10-35.6 3rd beta 2/16/10-22.0 Bio-chemical pregnancy, early m/c


NATURAL CYCLE: March 2010-BFP!!!! While taking time off from IVF with DHEA supplements & acupuncture. Shocked! 1st beta 3/25/10-81.3 2nd beta 3/27/10-144 3rd beta 3/29/10-264 1st ultrasound 4/7/2010 Single sac-measuring a little small Miscarried at 6 weeks


NATURAL CYCLE: June 2010-BFP !! 1st beta 07/09/2010 at 13 days past ovulation-9.77 2nd beta 07/12/2010-Below 5 Bio-chemical pregnancy,early m/c

Loving my miracle Evan Robert, born 4/22/2011, following 4 consecutive first tri-mester losses.
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Registered: 11-29-2005
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 10:29pm

Hi!

 


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Registered: 02-11-2008
Sat, 09-04-2010 - 6:09pm
Like Spencer, I don't have experience with an agency.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Sat, 09-04-2010 - 6:22pm

I too wish I could help but we went with Shady Grove too. We had looked at agencies and found a donor I loved but she was 10k PLUS the agency fee PLUS the IVF cycle fee. It would have cost us 30K for one cycle with that donor. Instead at Shady Grove you get 6 tries for that same price with a refund if you don't take home a baby.


Good Luck !!!

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Registered: 07-02-2005
Mon, 09-06-2010 - 4:59pm

Adriana,


I cycled in the NE - NJ to be exact.

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Registered: 12-28-2008
Mon, 09-06-2010 - 6:09pm
Thanks everybody for sharing your information! Very helpful! I'll keep you posted!
Sincerely,
Adriana

Me-31 DH-31 Married since Aug.2007 and TTC our first child since Nov. 2008


IUI #1: July 2009-BFN


IUI #2: August 2009-BFN

IVF #1: October 2009-BFP!! 3 eggs retrieved and fertilized with ICSI. 2 embryos transferred back in on Day 3 resulted in singleton pregnancy. Last embryo not of quality to freeze. 1st beta-10/15/09-85.2 2nd beta-10/17/09-187 Miscarried at 8 weeks-D&C


IVF #2: January/February 2010-BFP!! 5 mature follicles. 6 eggs retrieved 1/29/10. 2 fertilized with ICSI and divided into Grade 2 embryos. Day 3 transfer of both embryos. 1st beta 2/12/10-27.4 2nd beta 2/14/10-35.6 3rd beta 2/16/10-22.0 Bio-chemical pregnancy, early m/c


NATURAL CYCLE: March 2010-BFP!!!! While taking time off from IVF with DHEA supplements & acupuncture. Shocked! 1st beta 3/25/10-81.3 2nd beta 3/27/10-144 3rd beta 3/29/10-264 1st ultrasound 4/7/2010 Single sac-measuring a little small Miscarried at 6 weeks


NATURAL CYCLE: June 2010-BFP !! 1st beta 07/09/2010 at 13 days past ovulation-9.77 2nd beta 07/12/2010-Below 5 Bio-chemical pregnancy,early m/c

Loving my miracle Evan Robert, born 4/22/2011, following 4 consecutive first tri-mester losses.
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Registered: 09-13-2010
Mon, 09-13-2010 - 10:21am

Good Morning,



My name is Amy Demma and I am a reproductive attny in New York. I have been asked by Fertility Ties: www.fertilityties.com to write articles on the issues/question/concerns you have asked. I believe that you will find the answers to costs and agency selection through my articles but please know that I would be happy to answer your questions personally (pro-bono).



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