Are you considering adoption or IVF? Learn about the different options and what to expect so you can make the best decision for you and your family.

Preparing for adoption and IVF

When you’re trying to conceive, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the idea of having a baby the “traditional” way. But what if you’re having trouble getting pregnant?

Adoption and in vitro fertilization (IVF) are both wonderful options for building your family. And while they may seem like very different processes, there are actually a lot of similarities between the two.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you explore adoption and IVF:

  • Adoption and IVF are both legal in the United States. You can pursue either option without worry that you’re breaking the law.
  • Adoption and IVF can both be expensive. The cost of adoption can range from $0 to $40,000, while a single IVF cycle can cost $12,000 to $15,000.
  • Adoption and IVF can both take several months to complete. The adoption process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few years, while an IVF cycle takes about three to six weeks.

Whether you’re considering adoption or IVF, it’s important to do your research and talk to your doctor to decide which option is right for you.

The path to parenthood is unique for all. And we know adoption and in vitro fertilization can involve particularly difficult financial and emotional decisions. We’ve laid the groundwork to help guide your next steps.