As you know, IVF is very expensive. Unfortunately, our insurance does not cover infertility, so we are paying for this out of pocket. The average (fresh) IVF cycle costs $12,000 before medications, with medications running an additional $4,000-$8,000 per cycle. Due to our unique situation, our IVF costs are significantly higher than the $12,000 average, and the cost of medication alone for our first cycle will be nearly $5,000. 
While we know it's a long shot, we are hoping we may be able to raise a little bit of money to cover some of our expenses, such as the costs of medications and travel. We are hoping that this will help offset some of the financial burdens we are facing. 
This is a very personal, lonely, and even embarrassing journey. In fact, we debated on whether or not to keep it private. However, we are putting on our bravest faces and sharing our story with the world because 1 in 8 couples suffer from infertility (2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth, CDC), yet only 5% will seek out IVF treatment (WebMD Medical Reference). We are hoping that in sharing our story, we will help others feel a little less lonely, a little less scared, and a little more hopeful. 
If you feel led to donate, please visit our GoFundMe page. Please know how grateful and beholden we are to your generosity. Thank you for helping us pursue our dream of starting a family. ♡