When you have zero infertility insurance coverage, you have to be really creative when it comes to funding the growth of your family. This has always been our story. Today I want to share how (without creating more debt) we fully funded an embryo adoption that cost us nearly $10,000, between the doctor visits, medical testing to make sure I can carry, legal fees, required third-party counseling, ultrasounds, blood tests, acupuncture, travel expenses (multiple 6-hour round trips!), medications, and the most expensive part: the frozen embryo transfer procedure itself.
Counting Pennies and Saving
We took what we used to set aside for our vacation fund (we went to Disney in May 2019 so this started in June) and applied it to the embryo adoption off the top of each paycheck just like any other bill. It came out first.[Read more…]