WMAR-ABC2 A Child at Any Cost: One Maryland couple’s journey from infertility to parenthood.

Last week, during National Infertility Awareness Week, Baltimore’s WMAR – ABC2 put a spotlight on infertility and all of the challenges associated with it: emotional, financial, and the different ways families are built. Trang Do shares the journey of Shady Grove Fertility patients, Tina and Jimmy Stone, and their long road to parenthood. In the interview, the Stones share their story and experience using donor egg for other couples who are dealing with the same struggles, to let them know that they are not alone. Watch the interview. 

“Never give up if you want a family, you’ll find a way.”  

The Stones began trying to conceive about one year after marriage, and like many couples, their journey was not as easy as anticipated. Filled with loss and heartache, their story has three very happy endings.

After a miscarriage and year of trying to conceive naturally, the Stones came to Shady Grove Fertility where their physician, Gilbert L. Mottla, M.D., diagnosed Tina with endometriosis. With this new diagnosis and previous surgeries and complications leaving Tina with one ovary, the Stones went straight to IVF. Determined to have children, the Stones overcame various financial and emotional hurdles utilizing the Maryland Mandate to cover 3 rounds of IVF. Unfortunately, each of were failed cycles so the couple turned to adoption. After adopting their daughter, Ella, they returned to Shady Grove Fertility to use the Shared Donor Egg Program and Shared Risk 100% Refund Program, fulfilling their dream of having children.

Watch the Stone Interview

Shared Donor Egg and Shared Risk

The Shared Donor Egg Program offers up to 6 cycles for a 100% money-back guarantee for the same cost as a traditional donor egg cycle. The pregnancy rates for patients who have selected this program are equal to the pregnancy rates of traditional egg donation. Shared Donor means that two or three recipient couples will be matched with one egg donor. The Shared Donor Egg Program, paired with Shared Risk essentially cuts the cost of donor egg treatment in half. Together, these programs gave the Stones confidence to try again knowing if it failed, they would get all of their money back to adopt again. Their message: One way or another it’s going to work out. Never give up if you want a family, you’ll find a way.

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