Join JustParents to ask for advice and make new friends! It only takes 60 seconds. Join for free

Be careful with ivf

posted 6 years 8 months ago
Some of these clinics are managed by agencies that make money of desperate parents. I swear I know girls that have made a living off of unsuspecting patients. While the affected people get what they want in the end, I don’t think the way the clinic goes about it is professional. My advice to anyone willing to try out IVF, look for your own surrogate or donor. Even better, if you can get a family member do not think twice about it. However, be very cautious when dealing with family. While they are the only people that can support you in your hour of need, they can also be your downfall. Just be smart about it.

posted 6 years 4 months ago
Hello WendyBotch
First, let me say that what you have said is true. Agencies manage most of the clinics that offer IVF/Surrogacy programs. The agencies are only interested in making money. They believe that they are in business whose sole objective is to maximize profit. So they will do everything including using girls who want to make a living out of the services to fleece patients. No wonder that some of the clinics will turn you down the moment you tell them that you have a family member who wants to stand with you during the process. This is uncouth and unprofessional. You see, IVF or surrogacy should be treated as humanitarian services whose objective is to help reduce suffering in couples who cannot conceive without help. Unfortunately, some clinics have turned them into business opportunities through which to enrich themselves. Just look at the amount that is charged for the service. A whopping $150k is exorbitant. The doctors who carry out the activity are just paid about 1 k, and the rest of the money is pocketed by the surrogate mother or donor and the clinic. The clinics will work hard to convince you that the surrogate mother will take almost three-quarter of that amount. However, the truth of the matter is that a larger fraction goes to the clinic. However, I think we need to be happy because things are changing. Right now, it is possible to have the exercise performed in Europe at the cost of about $40. This is almost a quarter of what you will part with the US or Canada.

posted 6 years 4 months ago
Heyy there! I hope that you're doing good! Okay, so this is really a different topic discussed here. I'm very glad that you provided a dimension to those, willing for IVF. Yes, you're totally right here. Everyone has a desire to have a family. To have children. No one can feel the pain of the people who can't have them. Thanks to all the medical fertility treatments out there. One of them is IVF. It is strongly suggested to people willing to have children today. But they don't really see where they are going. Clinics usually don't do it the right way. So one must go for a donor, from his own family members. Well, this can also go wrong. But you're right, having a donor from your own family can be a very supportive thing for you. It's really a good thing that a topic like this is discussed here, to direct people correctly. Stay blessed!

posted 6 years 4 months ago

I concur with you that there are many clinics out there minting money from the unsuspecting parents. However, I think we also need to look at the other side of the coin to be able to understand what is happening. Now I don’t know how it happens, but it is common to find people who barely have enough to feed their children have many children. Unfortunately, those who have amazed a lot of wealth have no children to feed. It means that infertility and lifestyle work hand in hand. Also, the role of Mother Nature cannot be ignored. So what happens is that the poor girls who cannot get enough to feed themselves are gifted with the ability to procreate while the super-rich cannot bear children without being assisted. In fact, this is the very reason why assisted reproduction was invented. So Wendy, in as much as you are complaining that these girls are making a lot of money, I want to disagree with you. Look at the sacrifice the girls are making. Carrying a pregnancy for 9 months is not a small thing. Look at the case of a surrogate mother especially on a client’s egg. She should carry a baby for nine months feed it and do everything to the baby. At the end of the day, she gives birth to a child, and there is absolutely no attachment to the child. How does she come to term with the fact that after delivering the baby, the owner will take it away never to see it again? To me, no amount of money can be enough to help compensate her.

Join JustParents for free to reply


Questions needing your answer

Latest Reviews