Help Our Family Grow
Organized by: Jessica Perez
Our story: We, like most other couples, decided that we want to have a baby and create a family together. While we realize that there are many people who suffer from fertility issues and therefore have to undergo procedures in hopes of having a baby, this isn't our case. Our hearts go out to those who struggle with getting pregnant as we can relate to the heartache when it is unsuccessful. We have exhausted our savings and then some trying at-home artificial insemination with no success since success rates are below 20%. This is what led us to the decision of undergoing an IVF treatment, just as they do for those with low fertility, for a much higher chance for success. However, the high cost for this procedure has put our dream of having a baby to a halt. It seems unfair that being in a same-sex relationship means that our only option is to purchase a child and/or the process of conception as if it is a luxury to compliment our "choice" in an alternative lifestyle. As unfair as it may be, we are determined to do whatever we can to have a baby since you can't put a price on such a gift. Please help us so that we too can have a family of our very own. Any little bit helps and your generosity is much appreciated.