Struggling to start or expand your family is a testing time. One that can feel lonely and isolating as well as upsetting and stressful
Having support is critical at this time, especially if your financial situation means that you can’t afford to pay for privately funded assisted reproduction. That’s why we’re championing Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore for publicly supporting the Baby Quest Foundation.
The Baby Quest Foundation is an American organisation who believe that the high cost of fertility treatments shouldn’t get in the way of becoming a parent
So far, they’ve given more than $1.96 million in grants to Americans dreaming of having a fulfilling family and have helped more than 70 families.
Reality star Kenya recently shared pictures of her beautiful daughter Brooklyn Daly when speaking about her support of the charity on her Instagram page.
She said, “Help someone today have their #miraclebaby by donating now to @babyquestgrants”.
She then went on to say, “They award grants to families who are infertile who can’t afford assisted reproduction (IVF). Living your dream should not be denied because of a lack of money. Help today”.
As we know only too well here at IVF Babble, with our heart breaking readers stories, infertility is a very real problem for so many individuals and couples. It can take over lives, and having the added stress of financial worries only adds to what is a very stressful time. Some get in debt funding their fertility treatment, whilst others use savings they can ill afford to use.
Kenya partnered with the Baby Quest Foundation earlier this year after speaking out about her own family hopes and dreams
She suffered preeclampsia during her pregnancy with Brooklyn and fears that surrogacy is the only way she could have another child after suffering such serious complications.
She hopes that by partnering with the foundation, she can help women whose own desire to have a family is in doubt over infertility fears.
In a separate Instagram post, Kenya was honest about her own struggles. Speaking to so many women in a similar situation, she said, “Battling infertility can be heart breaking”. But her heart break was in the public eye.
“My struggle was televised for all to see. I was even made fun of for not having a child.” She then added, “I gave birth to a healthy baby girl, but the journey wasn’t easy”.