The business of reproduction fascinates me.
By this I’m referring to the actual business of reproduction: the dollars and cents of trying to make a baby.
It’s strange to me that the decision between Clinic One, Clinic Two and Clinic Three will be, in part, a financial decision. That I have to e-mail Clinic Three and ask for a price tag to go with the procedures they’re suggesting. That, at some point, Partner and I will likely sit with costs and probabilities placed out on a spreadsheet and try to decide which clinic and procedure is the most fiscally responsible.
This strange business was highlighted this morning by an e-mail from Cryogenic Laboratories– one of the sperm banks that we could, potentially, use. The e-mail encouraged me to sign up for Club CLI, an “exclusive club” with membership benefits. Unlimited access on donor information for 1 month! Save $100 on your first order! And the oddest, perhaps:
“Buy 5 vials of donor sperm and you will receive the 6th free”!
A strange business, indeed.