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    Quote Originally Posted by Offshorechick View Post
    I agree. DH and I are very similar in hair and eyes so I think it would just seem more natural - less obvious. Eventhough we plan on being upfront and telling our family and friends its just suits us best. I've heard nothing but good things about going to CT. It all just adds up to good sense. It's and expensive and scary road to travel. Having a little control over this one thing will make the journey that little bit easier - I think anyway.
    Offshorechick yes let's say it how it is - scary and expensive! But from what I've read here totally worth it and life changing once we've all got babes in arms. We plan to tell too. My DH grew up having to tell some secrets to people about his family and he doesn't want any secrets for his kids. We will tell who we think needs to know and anyone else who asks etc only. We don't want our baby to have a stigma though as the 'donor baby'.

    I'm struggling at the moment with not being obsessed with this choice, every waking hour. My DH is upset with me today that I can talk of nothing else and our other goals like getting married and family holidays have been put on hold. He feels like he's losing me to this. I get it. But I don't know how to change it. Sorry for the pity party ladies!

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    Default Hi

    We used Travelling Donors in Thailand 2013. The trip they are planning to Oz will be a known donor cycle as per Oz laws. So each donor will consent to an open donation. I'm not sure what she (Gen) is charging.
    To be honest I don't recommend them as an agency (they tend to have lots of contact with you until money is deposited then hard to get answers out of-Money is there main focus) but having said that they still get results and so if you don't need your hand held and are willing to go with the flow which can be disorganised it is a good opportunity to pick a young healthy donor who is also willing to have her name on the registrar which to me is a rare opportunity.

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    Wow congratulations @lolly and @irishhellsbelles on your BFP's !!! And good luck @Tahli for your poas-a-thon this weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishhelllsbells View Post
    My betas in and it's 250. Deep breath. Thanks to everyone for being so supportive x
    So excited for your news @irishhellsbelles that's an awesome beta for first go! Keep climbing HCG!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixel View Post
    We used Travelling Donors in Thailand 2013. The trip they are planning to Oz will be a known donor cycle as per Oz laws. So each donor will consent to an open donation. I'm not sure what she (Gen) is charging.
    To be honest I don't recommend them as an agency (they tend to have lots of contact with you until money is deposited then hard to get answers out of-Money is there main focus) but having said that they still get results and so if you don't need your hand held and are willing to go with the flow which can be disorganised it is a good opportunity to pick a young healthy donor who is also willing to have her name on the registrar which to me is a rare opportunity.
    Thanks Pixel for your intel. How did your cycle in '13 end up? It does sound rare doesn't it - having a no waiting list known donor here in Aus...

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    Ok so I have my head around the costs for CFC treatment, the donor costs and the flights etc... But can anyone help me understand the costs of returning there for a second go, for FET? One set of flights, frozen embryo transfer and medications? Thanks in advance if anyone can share approx prices of their second or third goes? Xx

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    It's about $750 Aud for a FET, you can go for 4 days if you have your lining scan in AUS or 8 days if you do it there x

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaKes View Post
    Thanks Pixel for your intel. How did your cycle in '13 end up? It does sound rare doesn't it - having a no waiting list known donor here in Aus...
    I had success with a SA donor in Thailand through Travelling Donors.
    We are doing a second cycle for number two with the same donor in Capetown as we had no remaining embryos from the first cycle. If we weren't able to this I would have definitely followed up this Brisbane option to have the option of choosing a known donor in Oz. I'm surprised more agencies aren't doing it but I guess the known donor might be harder to recruit donors. Of course having there name on the registrar doesn't mean there is a relationship with the donor just the opportunity for contact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaKes View Post
    Offshorechick yes let's say it how it is - scary and expensive! But from what I've read here totally worth it and life changing once we've all got babes in arms. We plan to tell too. My DH grew up having to tell some secrets to people about his family and he doesn't want any secrets for his kids. We will tell who we think needs to know and anyone else who asks etc only. We don't want our baby to have a stigma though as the 'donor baby'.

    I'm struggling at the moment with not being obsessed with this choice, every waking hour. My DH is upset with me today that I can talk of nothing else and our other goals like getting married and family holidays have been put on hold. He feels like he's losing me to this. I get it. But I don't know how to change it. Sorry for the pity party ladies!

    Got to say you sound exactly like us. I think I'm borderline pushing my luck with DH. He's happy for me to do all the organising but I can see him pause and take a deep breath when I mention tests and money. I mix it up - a little bit of info at a time. I can't read his mind so I just try to put myself in his shoes. We are focusing on waiting for our furbaby to come early next year. That makes nice for a change of conversation.

    When are you looking at beginning the process? We're doing the paperwork and stuff now but will leave the test etc to after the Christmas holidays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offshorechick View Post
    Got to say you sound exactly like us. I think I'm borderline pushing my luck with DH. He's happy for me to do all the organising but I can see him pause and take a deep breath when I mention tests and money. I mix it up - a little bit of info at a time. I can't read his mind so I just try to put myself in his shoes. We are focusing on waiting for our furbaby to come early next year. That makes nice for a change of conversation.

    When are you looking at beginning the process? We're doing the paperwork and stuff now but will leave the test etc to after the Christmas holidays.
    Hi @Offshorechick & @MamaKes, I have a DH who is very detatched from the whole process and when he got involved in the ED selection and medical side of it all, we would end up having heated debates. So we agreed that I would make all the decisions on the ED and organise all tests etc which he would just go with and he got to organise and control the holiday and travel side of the trip. This seems to be working really well now and no more arguments because he is involved in some way and we are not just talking completely about the IVF.

    We have picked our donor and she has done her assessment. And I have even just received our dates for Feb and drug protocol so it seems now we just wait.

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