The Gift of Parenthood organization and its partners provide fertility grants to deserving applicants, including both couples and individuals across the US because we believe that the path to parenthood should be available for all. After each grant cycle, chosen applicants can use grant money towards their fertility treatments of choice at any clinic that belongs to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). In 2018, The Gift of Parenthood announced the recipients of the 2018 Christmas Gift of a Lifetime Grant naming Elaine & Gio from NY, New York, the winners. Now, three years later, the couple has become an inspiration and an IVF success story.
An IVF Success Story
Elaine and Gio received fertility care at one of our partner clinics, IVFMD based in South Florida. With live birth success rates well ahead of the national averages, it’s no wonder that the couple selected this medical center for their treatment. Through hope, tears, grant assistance, and IVF two little miracles, Samuel & Abigail were born.
Two weeks into parenthood, Gio had this to say:
“As we celebrate 2 weeks of receiving our little miracles, my beautiful wife and I would like to express our everlasting gratitude to [The Gift Of Parenthood] for their tireless mission to bring awareness about infertility and for opening up the doors to many options for those struggling. Thank you for bringing hope to our family right before giving up and for being part of making our dreams come true. We would also like to thank [IVFMD] for their continuous support, efforts, and top-of-the-line care these past few years. Samuel and Abigail are [here], and will serve to be a testimony of faith, perseverance, and God’s perfect timing. Words can not express our love and gratitude! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, AND THANK YOU “
IVFMD | Clinic Spotlight
IVFMD is a world-renowned fertility clinic with six locations in the Florida area including in Miami-Dade, Broward, Collier, and Palm Beach counties. Using their state-of-the-art facilities and the industry’s most advanced technology, they have helped over 10,000 couples build families. What sets IVFMD apart from other fertility clinics is its caring staff and customized treatment plans that are unique to each patient. Physicians work collectively to ensure that treatment plans fit a patient’s circumstances and lifestyle. All providers at IVFMD are experts in their field, using ground-breaking methodologies to solve the most complex reproductive challenges. In addition to providing top-tier fertility treatments, the esteemed Florida-based clinic offers financial packages for more affordable care. We are honored to partner with IVFMD to help hopeful parents achieve their dreams.
Without incredible doctors, compassionate clinics, reproductive medicine, and a whole lot of hope Gio and Elaine’s twins would not be here. In fact, IVF babies have a 0% chance of being here without IVF. The little one in the photo below reminds us of how miraculous these treatments really are.
IVF treatment is a method of assisted reproduction in which a woman’s eggs are fertilized by a man’s sperm outside of the body in a medical laboratory. After an embryo or embryos form, a physician places it in the uterus, and (hopefully) pregnancy occurs. Given that one in eight couples suffer from infertility and more LGBTQ+ individuals want to raise children, IVF has become a household name in the fertility world. Though the procedure is expensive and only used by approximately 5% of US couples, a staggering 8 million IVF babies have been born worldwide since 1978. On average, IVF costs around $12,000; however, there are often additional costs to improve the chances of a healthy pregnancy or to receive donor material. Things like genetic testing, embryo freezing, egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation, surrogacy, and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) can add thousands of dollars to the final bill.
Unfortunately, IVF is extremely expensive and many people cannot afford to seek care, especially during these challenging times. Gift of Parenthood helps make parenthood possible for the many couples and individuals, like Gio & Elaine yearning for a child of their own.
IVF Success Story Baby Onesies | AmazonSmile
There is nothing we love more than seeing an IVF pregnancy announcement with a celebratory onesie! Gift of Parenthood is a registered non-profit on Amazon, so anytime you shop for your or someone else’s beautiful IVF baby, Amazon will donate a portion of the profits from your purchase to our organization. Please use our unique link to ensure your purchase donation goes to Gift of Parenthood or just turn on AmazonSmile on your Amazon Mobile App by tapping ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Then tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
Need some inspiration? Here are links to a few of our favorite IVF onesies. Happy shopping!
If you’re hoping to hold a baby in your arms or know someone that is, learn more about our “Fall For Babies Grant Giveaway”, helping those struggling with infertility with financial assistance.
Please consider donating to spread hope to those struggling. We would love to celebrate some more Gift of Parenthood babies this year!
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