Feb. 28, 2011
-- Couples hoping to hear the words “mom or dad” will now have a chance by applying online for The Embracing Hope Grant by Fertile Dreams.
This Grant program awards up to $10,000 toward an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycle at any program in the United States to selected couples with the medical need but no fertility insurance or financial ability to afford fertility treatment. New this year, Fertile Dreams is also offering a Grant for domestic adoption services. Both applications can be accessed online only at www.FertileDreams.org.
“Millions of men and women in the United States desperately wish to celebrate a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day,” said Lori Cox, executive director of Fertile Dreams. “The Embracing Hope Grant was created to grant wishes of parenthood for those without the financial resources to afford the costly fertility treatment or adoption.”
These Embracing Hope Grants are awarded to couples with the medical need, but not the fertility insurance or financial resources to afford the costly in-vitro fertilization treatment or adoption services they require to achieve parenthood.
“Without The Embracing Hope Grant, we would not be celebrating our daughter’s third birthday in May,” said Amanda Williams, 2008 Grant recipient. “My husband Jason took a chance and shared his story hoping to help others and ended up making our dreams come true.”
“We knew we wanted to be parents, we just didn’t know how to make it happen until we came across the Grant information on the Fertile Dreams website,” said 2008 recipient Chris Millette of Portland, Oregon. “Today we celebrate a lifetime of firsts with our twins.”
Fertile Dreams is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on the problems and issues surrounding infertility established in 2004 by Mark P. Trolice, MD, a fertility specialist in Orlando, Florida. The organization is dedicated to offering hope to couples who desperately want to start a family through the Paths To Parenthood Conference and the Embracing Hope Grant Program which offers grants toward an IVF cycle or adoption services for deserving couples to use at any clinic of their choice in the United States. For additional information, visit www.FertileDreams.org.