My name is Ranae. My wife Audrey and I live in Ireland with our 19 month old daughter Ava. We decided in 2015 to undergo ‘Reciprocal IVF’ treatment in Spain, as it was not available to us in the South of Ireland under the current legislation. (That’s a topic for another day!) It’s also known as ROPA or Shared Motherhood. Not many people have done reciprocal IVF in Ireland, and it’s an unknown area for lots of couples.
Think of this as a ‘behind the scenes’ look into the world of same-sex IVF or for anyone wishing to avail of IVF abroad.
When we went looking for information on reciprocal IVF in Europe, the information we found on the internet was scarce. This was a hard time for us- we would have loved someone helping us to understand the ins and outs of this treatment. We had so many questions but we were totally in the dark. Even now, having been through the process once, the information is hard to come by.
That’s why we decided to do THIS blog! Nothing fancy, just two people in love, trying to make another baby.