Adoption & infertility resources for military families
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Office of Work-Life Programs - Adoption Reimbursement (Coast Guard)
The Adoption Reimbursement Program is available to the following members of Team Coast Guard:
- Coast Guard Reservists on active duty for at least 180 days
Note: All other member of Team Coast Guard, while not eligible for reimbursement, are encouraged to use the National Adoption Directory and other web sites provided below to assist them in obtaining adoption information.
The Adoption Reimbursement Program is intended to subsidize the adoption of children under 18 years of age for members of the Coast Guard.
Adoption can be rewarding for everyone involved. It can also raise a lot of questions. How do I get started? Does it cost a lot of money? What is the adoption process like? Whether you are just starting out or pursuing a kinship or stepparent adoption, Military OneSource can help. Call Military OneSource any time at 800-342-9647 to ask for an adoption consultation.
National Military Family Association
We receive many phone calls each month from military families who have questions about adoption. How do you start the process?...
Bob Woodruff Foundation IVF Fund
The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) IVF Fund complements the efforts of multiple veteran-serving organizations that successfully advocated for legislation allowing the Department of Veteran Affairs to provide in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment to veterans who have lost the ability to conceive due to injuries incurred during service to our nation.
Since it will take time for the legislation to take effect, BWF will offer financial assistance to affected veterans to cover unreimbursed costs up to $5,000 associated with IVF treatments. The IVF Fund, supported by grants from Merck & Co., Ferring Pharmaceuticals, and EMD Serono, complements the “Serving Our Veterans” program established by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).
Fertility Lifelines - Compassionate Care Program
The Compassionate Care Program provides eligible† patients savings based on income. Eligible active, veteran or retired US military receive a minimum of 25% off and might be eligible for additional savings up to 50% or 75% off the self-pay price of EMD Serono’s fertility medications.
Magarelli Fertility (Colorado)
Magarelli Fertility™ leads the charge to get military family’s direct referral to a Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist (RE&I). We are first in the nation to gain approval to allow doctors to go on base to refer soldiers for evaluation directly to see RE&I. Magarelli Fertility™ is one of only two programs in Colorado that is contracted to care for veterans with reproductive issues, including providing IVF coverage for those eligible. Magarelli Fertility™ is one of the leading affordable IVF centers, with fees that typically run half of what is charged by other IVF centers.
- We have always provided a free sperm freeze for our active duty soldiers. In 2019 we have extended that to include a free semen analysis and three sperm freezes prior to deployment.
- Most IED injuries impact the genitals of soldiers; a simple sperm freeze prior to deployment can allow for future fertility
- Egg Freezing for our female soldiers is priced well below other programs in the United States
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
If you are in the military or your spouse is, you need to know what your options are for treatment for your infertility.