FAQs FOR GAY MALE SINGLES AND COUPLES
Why get treatment through the Idaho Center for Reproductive Medicine?
At the Idaho Center for Reproductive Medicine, we pride ourselves in providing the best possible care to all of our patients. In particular, we have been working with LGBTQ community for years, and as a result donor/surrogate cycles comprise a high proportion of treatment cycles in the center…in fact, we have one of the highest percentage rates of donor/surrogate cycles in the United States. With this level experience and our high pregnancy success rates, you can rest assured that you will have the best chance possible in starting or growing your family.
With three ski areas within two hours, over 30 kilometers of paved biking trails, limitless hiking opportunities and the largest number of naturally occurring hot springs in the United States, Boise boasts an incredibly rich outdoor life. In this backdrop of fresh mountain air and crystal clear streams, Boise has one of the largest gestational carrier populations in the United States. We believe that this active, healthy lifestyle translates into surrogates that have higher success and better obstetric outcomes, and may partly explain why gestational carriers from Idaho are sought after throughout the United States. With several different surrogacy agencies locally in the greater Boise area, selecting the ideal carrier is effortless. Because of the lower cost of living compared to large cities, Boise can offer more affordable fertility care. We know the process can seem stressful and intimidating at times. Our lower costs can ease some of the financial burden.
ICRM offers high success rates with state-of-the-art technology in a smaller community setting which facilitates good communication between ICRM and the gestational carrier agencies at a more affordable cost. ICRM offers all-inclusive guarantee financial packages involving an egg donor and a gestational carrier cycle. The packages are guarantee packages offering 3 years of service to get a baby. 99.7% of intended parents who have chosen and completed the all-inclusive unlimited egg retrieval packages have gone home with a baby.
We are interested in doing a donor egg /gestational carrier cycle with ICRM. How do we get started?
First, schedule either an in house or phone/skpe consultation at our office. You can schedule an appointment easily either by phone (208-342-5900) or online. At the time of the appointment, we will outline your treatment plan and options.
Second, choose an egg donor from our in-house pool of donors. Our donors have been screened and selected by our medical staff, and many have a proven track record of success. You can contact our donor coordinators, Cortney Dalton and Shana Bennett, if you are interested in getting more information on our available donors. They have extensive experience, and will help you select a donor that will meet your personal needs while maximizing your chance for success. There is NO fee involved in reserving your preferred donor once you have reached your decision.
Next, arrange a trip to ICRM where you will bank your sperm, have labs drawn for FDA infection screening and genetic screening, meet with your ovum donor coordinator, your doctor, and the financial coordinator. You will also have your reproductive psychology consultation to learn more about the psychological aspects of this process. ICRM will then proceed with coordinating your fertility cycle to create your embryos.
After this, you should select your gestational carrier. We work closely with several surrogacy agencies in the greater Boise area as well as gestational carrier agencies all over the USA. Once you have selected your carrier, they will undergo screening with our medical staff and physicians in order to provide the best chance for a healthy, successful pregnancy.
We live outside of the United States. How long do we need to stay in Boise?
Typically just 2-3 days. Our staff will work with you to insure that your visit will be as productive as possible. During this visit, FDA-required blood tests, urine studies, and 1-2 frozen sperm samples will be collected. You can also do your psychology consultation and meet with the reproductive lawyer who will be drawing up your legal contract between you and your gestational carrier. Our coordinators work closely with several hotels to help make your stay as comfortable and affordable as possible.
What are the medical office costs associated with an ovum donor/gestational carrier cycle?
We pride ourselves in working for our patients to provide the highest quality medical care at the most affordable price possible. The typical donor compensation is approximately $4,000-6,000. ICRM offers the most affordable, high quality ovum donor/gestational carrier cycles. Total office costs typically range from approximately $30,000-$40,000 . Additionally, although not included in our estimate of costs, gestational carrier (GC) agency fees are much lower than agency fees in other states. If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact our financial counselor for more information.
If I have further questions, who can I contact?
If you have questions regarding selection of a gestational carrier, you can directly contact one of the several surrogacy agencies that we work with. If you have other questions, feel free to schedule a consultation with our physicians by calling our office at 208-342-5900, requesting a consultation online, or contact our donor coordinators.