When my husband and I were first given the news that we were unable to naturally conceive a child of our own, we were devastated. Having a family was something we dreamed of. The thought of never having children in our lives was just heartbreaking.
After speaking with many doctors and specialists here in Australia, we were told egg donation was our only option since I had been diagnosed with premature ovarian failure. Egg donation in Australia has many laws and conditions attached which made it extremely hard, almost impossible for us to pursue. With such little hope left we researched egg donation in the United States and came across BHED. We read through all the information on the website and thought ‘there must be a catch, it can’t be that easy’. My husband and I decided to contact BHED to see if it really was too good to be true. We sent an email wanting to know more, and within a few hours we had a response…and had arranged to speak over the phone to clear up any questions we had. That night I was so nervous, couldn’t wait until the scheduled time for my phone contact…and it’s a day I don’t think I will ever forget. Greeted on the other end of the line, across the other side of the globe was Lisa Greer who explained the process and answered all our questions. All the laws and conditions we were confronted with in Australia were non-existent in the United States. We couldn’t believe it, she made everything sound so easy…and it was!
Lisa and her staff at BHED outlined the process and guided us through every step. After carefully choosing our donor, the BHED team arranged everything for us. All we had to do was book our flights and arrive in Los Angeles ready for our ivf procedure. Within 2 months of that first phone call, my husband and I nervously boarded a plane and hoped we were fortunate enough for this to all work. And we were…we are now pregnant with twins and expecting their arrival in 8 weeks time. We feel so very lucky to have discovered BHED and will be forever grateful for their kindness, understanding and professionalism. BHED has made such a difference in our lives, what we dreamed of has now become a reality. We thank the team from the bottom of our hearts.
- V., BHED Recipient