Being unable to conceive a child could be one of the most devastating news any couple could hear. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they can’t become a parent. According to recent studies, at least one in every hundred babies is conceived through scientific means such as the in vitro fertilization procedure. While this might sound like a perfect solution, but one big problem remains: how to cover the cost of this procedure? Are there any grants for in vitro fertilization?
In Vitro Fertilization Cost
During the IVF procedure, doctors will combine the woman’s eggs and the man’s sperm in a sterile petri dish to create embryos. Once created, the embryos will be placed in the woman’s uterus, making her pregnant. The cost of the IVF is currently somewhere between $10,000 and $15,000, depending on the complexity of the procedure.
Medical Grants for in Vitro Fertilizations
There are several fertility-specific loans available, but they come with high-interest rate. Therefore, getting grant would be better because it is money that you don’t have to repay. For that same particular reason, grants are extremely popular and the competition is fierce. That said, applying will never hurt so you should just go for it. Below are some of your options:
In State IVF Financial Assistance
There are some states that offer some kind of financial assistance for low-income families that wants to try the In Vitro Fertilization treatment. Some of the examples include the Infertility Demonstration Program at the NY state, which provide some money for those with inadequate insurance. There’s also the Ohio Hospital Care Assurance Program (CHAP) available for residents of Ohio, Florida, and Nevada. This one is provided by the Cleveland clinic.
Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation – Life Grant
Those applying for this grant should have a confirmed infertility, showed by a medical diagnosis from a health provider. The amount of grant provided is up to $10,000, available for residents of Indiana, Illinois or Wisconsin. It is also worth noting that same-sex couples and single persons are not eligible for this grant. Please refer to the grant’s frequently asked questions section on their official site for more information. Visit the site on our reference section below.
Baby Quest Foundation
The Baby Quest Foundation provides grant money varying from $2,000 to $16,000, which can be used for covering the cost of medication and some fresh money. The grants are awarded twice a year, and every citizen of United States is eligible to apply. You can ask questions about this grant by sending emails at [email protected], or you can visit the official website directly at our reference section. Note that you will be charged application fees.
Pay it Forward Fertility Foundation – Fertility Grant
The fertility grant is specifically aimed for people who are trying to conceive a child using the In Vitro Fertilization treatment. The amount of grant differs for every case, but typically does not exceeds $10,000. Permanent U.S. residents and United States citizen may apply, as long as they are eligible. The eligibility requirements include the female patient’s age is less than 40, etc. Again, there’s a small fee for application. More information can be found on their website.
The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation – Family Building Grant
The foundation provides one grant for lucky families that fulfill the eligibility. The grant money should be used for medical infertility treatments such as the IVF, or for domestic adoption. You need to provide a medical diagnosis that confirms the infertility, and only permanent U.S. residents are eligible. Each of the selected family will receive up to $10,000. Again, there’s application fee needed. More information can be found in the official website.
Having a child is the most wondrous feeling in the world, and the IVF treatment might be able to help you with that. The treatment cost is expensive, but there are some grants for in vitro fertilization treatment available. That said, we do believe that there are other wonderful options, such as adopting a child. Adopting a child can also give you a wonderful life of a parent, and you are also helping the community along the way. Most importantly, don’t give up and stay positive!
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- The Kevin J. Lederer for Life Foundation
- Pay it Forward Fertility Foundation
- Baby Quest Foundation
- Cade Foundation: Helping Families – OVERCOMING Infertility
- Cleveland Clinic
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