McAlister IVF Miracle Baby

My name is Jasmine McAlister. I am married to the love of my life, Aleisa. We currently live in small town Indiana. I have PCOS, low thyroid, endometriosis, and a partial hysterectomy in December 2019 as a result. 

We are social workers. We help others. We have essentially taken a vow of poverty to help children in the child welfare system that are exiting the foster care system. I love children, love helping others, and planting seeds of kindness. My wife and I have both found a passion in our careers.

We are asking for your help to raise funds to complete IVF through CNY Fertility in New York. CNY charges $3995 for egg retrieval but we would still have to pay for all the meds and local medical monitoring as well as travel from Indiana. Additionally, we would have to pay roughly 1000$ for a tube of 'swimmer cells' from a sperm bank. Unfortunately, our insurance does not cover infertility treatment, IUI, or IVF.

I have wanted to be a mother my entire life. I have wanted to carry a baby as long as I have lived. To be able to experience the good, bad, ugly of pregnancy is all I have wanted and that has essentially been taken away from me. My wife and soul mate is currently 37 weeks pregnant with our first child.  We are beyond elated and cannot wait for such a blessing to arrive.

In an effort to bond with our unborn child I have attempted to induce lactation. I have worked with two separate medical physicians, purchased several hundred dollars worth of literally every supplement you could think of, progesterone, domperidone, reglan etc and I have not been able to develop the physiological changes needed to induce lactation.

We would like to complete egg retrieval and IVF with my eggs. We have had an initial consultation with CNY Fertility this past summer but never proceeded with it. Our goal would be to retrieve as many eggs from me as possible, inseminate them, and then plant them in Aleisa (my wife) to carry. We have been advised that because she will have had one successful pregnancy, is healthy as a horse, and has no hormonal or gynecological problems we would be more successful.

My desire to have a biological child may be selfish but I'd love to leave a physical piece of myself in the world to help others. I want a child that has my features and attributes. Being diagnosed with multiple disorders I essentially have no control of, having to have a partial hysterectomy at 30, and not even being able to induce lacation have made me feel as unworthy and worthless as someone could feel as a female. 

I am not begging for money. I am asking for assistance. I have worked so hard my entire life to better myself, help others, and push through. I am the first person in my family to have a college degree let alone a graduate degree. I have pushed from being a literal child below the poverty line in an abusive home to someone who helps those who have experienced what I did as a child or worse. 

Instead of helping others in this moment, I am asking others to help me. Help me with my journey. Help me from the yearning depths of my soul to have a biological child. 

Character is what you do when no one is looking. I can promise with every ounce of integrity and character I have that this money will be used for our IVF journey. My hope is that I can have egg retrieval as soon as possible and plan for a pregnancy in late 2021 or early 2022.

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Jasmine McAlister 
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Franklin, IN
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