Saturday, January 13, 2007

Pursuing A Baby to the Ends of the Earth

This week's Washington Post Sunday Magazine has an article about a couple's journey to South Africa in pursuit of Donor Egg. The article Pursuing a Baby to the Ends of the Earth by Suz Redfearn discusses the new Reproductive Tourism.

It is also a reminder that there are never any guarantees...

5 comments:

Carol said...

Interesting story. I'm glad it has a happy ending with the adoption. But I can't help but thing that they got a bit suckered w/ that int'l donor thing. The prices they quoted for US donor cycles is about twice what I have gotten (from a top clinic in the states), and much lower success rate. Seems like they would have had much better chances (and not paid much more) if they had done a donor cycle in the states.

robin said...

So sorry Suz,

We also went to Sourh Africa, used a Renew Fertility agency donor; experienced a wonderful holiday and have healthy twins. Dr le Roux was wonderful. The flight was long yet so worth it in every way. The trip, donor and procedure, (everything) cost $14,000. This included a modest yet fine hotel and rental car.

Every path is different. I am SO pleased you have your daughter!

- Scott

Summer said...

I'm happy it worked out for them in the end. No matter how many blogs I read or how many stories of infertility I hear, it gets me every time.

Thanks for the link.

Sparkle said...

Great link.
They were in a fortunate position to hedge their bets like that.
Article doesn't mention what they will do with remaining embryos. BTW I think I would have transferred the original embryo ...

Jade said...

I would have gone with the original embryo as well!