Here at Global IVF we understand that fertility treatments can be… expensive. With only 15 states that require any coverage for infertility treatment, payment is an unfortunate obstacle that many intended parents must face. INCIID, The International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, is a fertility scholarship fund created to help intended parents realize their dreams. As part of an occasional series, “Making Babies: 21st Century Families” NPR further explains how INCIID works. Intended parents apply for a scholarship, after providing proof of financial need, and INCIID matches them with clinics. INCIID is a truly inspirational program—helping many families grow through A.R.T. each year. As Nancy Hemenway, one of INCIID’s founders, asks in the NPR article, “Why should having your pocketbook full be the criteria for whether or not you’re able to have a child?” It shouldn’t.
Intended parents are able to save costs by traveling abroad for treatment, or applying to funds such as INCIID… What is your advice for intended parents looking for financially viable ways to achieve their dream of parenthood?