How about gambling it? If you knew there was a 60% chance that you would get it all back, would you spend it all at the casino?
My husband and I are going to spend $15,500 on trying to make a baby with my sister’s egg. There is a 60% chance it will work.
It might not sound like a lot of money but it is – especially as there’s a 40% chance we won’t have anything to show for it at the end.
The cost really rankles me. Why should we have to pay when everyone in the fertile world gets to do it for free?
It makes me feel bad to even put a price on my potential baby’s life but I guess I’m at the stage where I’m so detached that I’m viewing it as a business transaction, and the odds for this investment don’t stack up. I just don’t believe it will work so it feels like it’s money down the gurgler.
On the other hand, I am very grateful to have the opportunity to try for a baby in this way. Hopefully I’ll be proved wrong and it will actually work – how incredible would that be? Then every last cent of this investment will have been worth it and the fruits of our future happiness boundless…