It seems dreadfully unfair that some of those who most want to become parents are not able to due to infertility problems. Thankfully, there is help available.
Infertility clinics have been becoming extremely popular all across the United States as new and revolutionary techniques for ensuring pregnancy have been developed. There is just one problem; some of these programs are prohibitively expensive. In fact, many are so expensive (even when part of the treatment is covered by health insurance) that some couples have nearly given up on being able to have a baby. Again, thankfully, there is help available.
There are actually a number of organizations that have put together grant and scholarship programs for infertility treatments. You may want to take a look at some of these and see if they have what you are looking for regarding defraying the cost of infertility treatments.
Keep in mind that full treatments from many of these organizations may actually cost more than the allotted amount of the scholarship or grant and grants do not necessarily mean that you will be able to conceive a child regardless of the number of treatments that you receive.
B.U.M.P.S. Inc. This organization helps couples by issuing grants for treatments directly related to fertility. Selection is based on the financial need of the couple, their ability to conceive prior to this particular time as well as what is seen as “compelling need.” Most grants are given to those who have no children. For more information go to Your Bump
Fertile Dreams – The Embracing Hope Grant. This particular grant is given to those who have medical insurance but are not covered for fertility treatments. The grant is good for up to $10,000 worth of IVF cycles. Proof of income is required and a copyright and media release form is required. If you would like more information, please go to: Fertile Dreams
The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation. This foundation has what is called a Family Building Grant that allows families up to $10,000 per family which can be used towards fertility treatments or domestic adoption costs. Applicants must be diagnosed as infertile and must be legal US residents. For more information, go to: Cade Foundation
The Pay it Forward Fertility Foundation. This foundation awards one grant per year to those who are uninsured for fertility treatments. The female partner in the couple awarded the grant has to be under the age of 40. For more information regarding this grant you can go to: Pay It Forward Fertility
The International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination (INCID). This particular group provides IVF scholarships specifically to those couples who can demonstrate financial and medical need. Selection is based on a cost of living analysis as well as medical recommendations. For more information, please go to: International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination
While these are by no means the only grants available for those facing crises of infertility, they can definitely give you a place to start looking. Hopefully within a fairly short time you too can become parents and will no longer have to only hope for a child.