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Hi there

We are a lesbian couple trying (so far unsuccessfully) for a baby via IUI. After our 3rd attempt failed we have reconciled that we will have one more stab at IUI as we have already purchased the donor sperm.

We have started investigating IVF clinics, and as I'm sure everyone has noticed it is substantially cheaper to go overseas (we are UK based).  I'm quickly discovering that countries such as Poland, Lithuania and Czech do not allow either same sex couples or single women have treatment. 

Has anyone else come across this problem and found a suitable clinic overseas that will accommodate LGBT couples, and which countries deem it acceptable?!

thank you in advance
 

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Denmark is a good bet for same-sex couples.
 

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I had IVF in Athens at a clinic called Serum. They are really happy to treat same sex couple’s, however all the paperwork is only needed to be filled by the person having the treatment as I don’t think Greece legally recognise same sex couple’s. It made no difference to the treatment, parental rights or anything else. Flyby.
 

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Hi Frome, wow that’s outrageous that some clinics don’t allow same sex couples, sorry you’re having to contend with that too - really unfair. I’m
Not in a same sex couple but I had treatment at Gent UZ (in Ghent, Belgium) and I’m pretty sure they treat both same sex and single women, and I  would recommend then. I live in Kent so was super easy to get over there too as you can get the eurotunnel but not sure where you are based. Good luck xxx
 

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Just so you know, Belgium has anonymous donor laws, so they will not allow you to choose a donor yourself (you will be matched) or have any information about them, nor can your child ever find out who they were. That is the reason why after a consult in the UZ Ghent we decided against going there. Other that that they were very friendly (we are a same-sex couple).
 

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North Cyprus is definitely open to all demographics but safety standards are not what they are in northern Europe. I wouldn't personally go there for OE if one of you wants to stim, but if you are interested in embryo adoption that's a good safe & relatively cheap option you could do there without the risks of EC.

B x
 

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hi girls,

I'm new in this forum. I'm Spanish, but my wife is English and we live in England. We now want to be parents and we decided to go abroad to do the treatment. We are going to FIV Marbella, near Malaga, where they do a treatment called ROPA Method. I had never heard about it so I called for information. Basically they will use my eggs to creat an embryo with donor's sperm and than transfer the blasto into my wife's uterus. I think it's a good possibility for same-sex couples. have you already heard about it?
 

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Hi,

I have a friend who is looking for an IVF clinic, they are also a lesbian couple. I invited her to come to find information here as I have found information for my treatment here. Were you able to find a clinic, and also if you had found your clinic did you found good places where you can gather information because she keeps saying that there is a lack of info.

She is currently looking at the options in Cyprus.

Frome123 said:
Hi there

We are a lesbian couple trying (so far unsuccessfully) for a baby via IUI. After our 3rd attempt failed we have reconciled that we will have one more stab at IUI as we have already purchased the donor sperm.

We have started investigating IVF clinics, and as I'm sure everyone has noticed it is substantially cheaper to go overseas (we are UK based). I'm quickly discovering that countries such as Poland, Lithuania and Czech do not allow either same sex couples or single women have treatment.

Has anyone else come across this problem and found a suitable clinic overseas that will accommodate LGBT couples, and which countries deem it acceptable?!

thank you in advance
 

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ChrisLove said:
hi girls,

I'm new in this forum. I'm Spanish, but my wife is English and we live in England. We now want to be parents and we decided to go abroad to do the treatment. We are going to FIV Marbella, near Malaga, where they do a treatment called ROPA Method. I had never heard about it so I called for information. Basically they will use my eggs to creat an embryo with donor's sperm and than transfer the blasto into my wife's uterus. I think it's a good possibility for same-sex couples. have you already heard about it?
Yes that is called partner to partner egg donation & it is a fantastic option! The gestating partner isn't exposed to the stim hormones so she has the most favourable intrauterine environment for conception, & when a biological connection to the child is important to both partners it checks that box too! I cycled at FIV Marbella and they were great. Top quality treatment and they really listen and are flexible with what you want.

Best wishes,

B x
 

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Yes that is called partner to partner egg donation & it is a fantastic option! The gestating partner isn't exposed to the stim hormones so she has the most favourable intrauterine environment for conception, & when a biological connection to the child is important to both partners it checks that box too! I cycled at FIV Marbella and they were great. Top quality treatment and they really listen and are flexible with what you want.

Best wishes,

B x
Wow bombsh3ll! I'm so happy for you! that is great news :) And it's so comforting knowing that someone else went to FIV Marbella! We are scheduled for the 18th of March, really looking forward to it! ^hugme^ I'll let you know how it goes
 

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Please do! I'll keep my fingers crossed it works for you! You are in safe hands there, they really looked after us & I am so grateful to them for my beautiful daughter (now 5). She has a really sunny disposition & I swear it is because she started life looking out over the lovely Mediterranean sea (clinic is right on the beach front if you haven't already visited).

B x
 

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Please do! I'll keep my fingers crossed it works for you! You are in safe hands there, they really looked after us & I am so grateful to them for my beautiful daughter (now 5). She has a really sunny disposition & I swear it is because she started life looking out over the lovely Mediterranean sea (clinic is right on the beach front if you haven't already visited).

B x
I will :) I'm so happy for you and I hope everything will go well for us. Thank you for your support, it really means a lot for me and my wife. I wish you a wonderful life with your little daughter ^hugme^
 

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Hope to see you back on here within the next month with a BFP! :)

Are you planning to transfer 1 or 2?

I transferred 3 but it was my third attempt and I don't think they allow that any more.

B x
 

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Hope to see you back on here within the next month with a BFP! :)

Are you planning to transfer 1 or 2?

I transferred 3 but it was my third attempt and I don't think they allow that any more.

B x
Since it's our firs attempt we are transfering just 1. They just told us that on Monday we're having our transfer :D We are so excited ::)
 

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ChrisLove,

Just wanted to wish you and your wife the best with your transfer today, I hope all went well and there is now a healthy embryo nestling in for the long haul  ;)

B xxx
 

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ChrisLove,

Just wanted to wish you and your wife the best with your transfer today, I hope all went well and there is now a healthy embryo nestling in for the long haul ;)

B xxx
Bombsh3ll,

I'm sorry if I didn't reply, as you can imagine they have been two loooong and stressful weeks. the trasnfer was due on Monday 18, but we had to wait till Tuesday because the embryo wasn't completely ready. Our coordinator was wonderful, we were very stressed but she could calm us. We did the beta test and I'm happy to tell that it was positive ^hugme^ We know we have to wait for the first ultrasound but we are living in a dream right now.
 

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Whoop whoop!!! ;D ;D ;D

CONGRATULATIONS I am so pleased for you!! Go Marbella girls!!

Getting that BFP is the biggest hurdle cleared & you have every reason to be positive for the scan!!

Just bask in it, that's the hard work done, the rest will happen by its sweet self now!!

Wishing you a blessed 9 months,

B xxx
 

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ChrisLove - I have never heard, but there's no such thing as too much knowledge Good luck
 

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Hi Frome123,

Me and my wife travelled to DunyaIVF in Cyprus for our sperm donation procedure. They are very LGBT-friendly and their doctors are well very informative. Their prices were affordble and they were not kidding when they said they had high success rates. Currently 7wks pregnant, im so excited to be a mom! <3
 
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