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IVF in Australia – Cost, Success Rates, Egg Donors and Oocyte Delivery
Now 35% of babies born in Australia to women aged 30 years and older are born after IVF. More and more women are using frozen embryos. However, legal regulations prompt intended parents to look for egg donors and surrogate mothers abroad. That`s why on this page, we will reveal all peculiarities of IVF in Australia, show the IVF success and birth rate statistics and reveal the real up-to-date costs.
Planning to Start IVF in Australia? – We Are Here to Help
Medical centers and agencies specializing in frozen oocyte delivery, IVF (in vitro fertilization), and FET (frozen embryo transfer) are becoming more popular every year. High IVF success rates and excellent medical services make Australia a perfect place to start an IVF journey. The Australia and New Zealand Assisted Reproduction Database (ANZARD) controls the quality of 90+ reproductive clinics because demographics is one of the major focuses for the government. As a result, according to the statistics, more than 16 000 live births after IVF happen every year in Australia and New Zealand. Even though Australia offers excellent assistive reproduction services to the citizens and patients who live overseas, there are legal regulations restricting egg and sperm donor choice, so most people look for a donor or a surrogate mother in other countries, like Ukraine, Colombia, and Malaysia.
What You Should Know About IVF and Finding an Egg Donor in Australia
Egg donation services are legal in Australia, but some aspects limit their popularity and availability. One is to prohibit commercial donations. In particular, egg donors in Australia and Melbourne can only provide services to childless couples on a non-profit basis. If the monetary reward is revealed, both the donor and the prospective parents will be brought to justice. Second, anonymous donations are excluded from the country. Therefore, according to the law, parents are obliged to provide complete information about the biological mother (donor) to a child who has reached the age of 18 when he/she first makes a request. As expected, this situation will not prompt applicants to flood into Australia’s egg donation agencies. As a result, childless couples began to look for donors abroad.
Along with the pricing policy of reproductive clinics, expectant parents closely assess the legislation of countries in the field of reproductive law, the general level of medicine, and the list of services provided by reproductive clinics. And all these circumstances formed the basis for the creation of guaranteed international programs by Sunshine Egg Donation.
The guaranteed egg donation program uses donated eggs, frozen sperm, oocyte, and FET (frozen embryo transfer) methods to create healthy embryos. Moreover, Sunshine helps parents to determine or select the sex of the unborn baby, monitor pregnancy, and provide accommodation services in hotels or apartments, as well as legal support. Donor fees and all listed services are included in the price of the service package you choose.
If the IVF is unsuccessful or the pregnancy is interrupted, we have special programs that cover the repetition of the entire procedure without additional payment. Expectant parents can get acquainted with a free database of donors on our website. Donors can be selected via photos or even personal acquaintances (via Skype or in-person).
Success Rate of IVF in Australia
- The latest analysis of Australia and New Zealand Assisted Reproduction Database (ANZARD) shows that the success rate of IVF in Australia is increasing, and 27% of embryo transfers were live births.
- Every twentieth child is born via IVF, and almost two-thirds of children result from FET (frozen embryo transfer). `It’s just amazing,` said Professor Luke Rombouts, chairman of the Fertility Society of Australia. However, whether it will be possible to realize the dream of childbirth with the help of scientific and technical means depends largely on the woman’s age and the IVF clinic.
- According to a report compiled by the National Department of Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics, IVF cycles help to give birth to more than 80000 babies every year. The report covers all IVF cycles performed by clinics in Australia and New Zealand and children born.
- The success rates reported by IVF clinics vary widely, from a minimum of 10% to a maximum of 41.5%. The reports do not name the clinics. For example, some clinics may specialize in the treatment of complex patients and older patients.
Australian Laws for IVF, Egg Donation, and Surrogacy
Australian laws allow IVF. As for surrogacy, they allow only its non-commercial type. The surrogacy program is based on a surrogacy agreement concluded between the biological parents and the surrogate mother. It excludes the possibility of paying a monetary reward to a surrogate mother. The same rules apply to other fertility treatment procedures, such as sperm donation and egg donation. Of course, in most cases, an egg donor or surrogate mother receives a reward from biological parents, but they are forced to hide this fact. This situation, of course, does not contribute to the development of IVF surrogacy in Australia – Australians are reluctant to become surrogate mothers, and many infertile families prefer to look for a surrogate mother outside the country, where the laws allow the payment of compensation. In such countries, women are more willing to provide this service.
Malaysia and Cambodia are the most popular destinations for Australian biological parents. Also, they are quite attractive considering the relatively low cost of services. The conditions for gestation and childbirth in Australia are more favorable than in less developed countries; that’s why many parents opt for international egg and sperm donation programs, like those by Sunshine, which allow them to receive ready-to-transfer eggs and sperm or embryos and perform the procedure in Australia.
In 2017, South Australia passed a law allowing same-sex couples equal access to surrogacy and IVF. The bill received royal assent on March 15, 2017, and went into effect on March 21, 2017. It opens great opportunities for single people and LGBT couples to become happy parents in Australia.
How Much Does IVF and Donor Eggs Cost in Australia?
If you live in Australia and want to find an egg donor or a surrogate mother, several possible options are available. You can choose an egg donor from our free database, personally meet her and travel to make a fresh embryo transfer in Ukraine, Colombia, Malaysia, or another available country. The IVF round price is about $4000, and the egg donor reward is about $6000 and depends on the donor choice; full prices are listed in the table below.
Alternatively, we can ship donor oocytes to your clinic in Australia. We can also help you find a surrogate mother and perform a program in Colombia or Ukraine. Look at the table below to see the estimated expense for each procedure or contact us for free consultancy and a custom quote.
|Ukrainian egg donor||from $5950|
|Colombian egg donor||from $8500|
|Malaysian egg donor||from $8000|
|IVF procedure cost||from $4000|
|International shipping of frozen eggs, sperm, or embryos||from $3500|
|Surrogacy for married couples and single parents in Colombia||from $44900|
|Surrogacy for married couples in Ukraine||from $44900|
Frequently Asked Questions about IVF in Australia
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