Once your Egg Donor has committed to you (which is usually a matter of hours), we will ask you to pay our agency fee, which is presently R13,900. We are not registered for South African Value Added Tax (VAT). We have a number of convenient payment options below. Please also have a look at our travel packages, so we can sort these out for you at the same time.
The money you pay to us is for the work we do to ensure you get the best possible Egg Donor: your perfect match. It’s also for the administration around our contracts, preparation and handover of your chosen Egg Donor file to your Fertility Clinic, support during the time you take to select an Egg Donor; screening, communication between Fertility Clinics, Egg Donors and yourself, sorting your Egg Donors’ Medical and Psychological assessments and also to support her during and after the donation cycle, which must take place within 6 months of the booking.
If necessary, we will also coordinate Egg Donor travel. If you choose to use a travelling Egg Donor, that is one who is prepared to travel to a Fertility Clinic in another region within South Africa in order to donate her eggs, ababySA will organise this at no extra charge to you. You will, however, be responsible for her additional travel and subsistence costs. Please ask us for an estimate on info@ababySA.com.
If your chosen Egg Donor does not start treatment, either because the prescreening uncovers some compromising information or if she becomes unavailable, ababySA will either offer you a different Egg Donor with whom you are comfortable, or give you a full refund of our agency fee less a 10% handling charge.
Booking our travel services is also at no added charge to you. We make sure that you have a properly-supported stay in our beautiful country, at preferential rates and in places that will give you a peaceful base from which to focus on our shared goal of a successful pregnancy.
Your main payment, which will include the legislated payment to your Egg Donor, will be due during the scheduled payments to your Fertility Clinic and as part of your overall IVF fee. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like us to get you a quote from a specific Fertility Clinic for your IVF.
Methods of Payment for International Clients
South Africa has Exchange control regulations in place (we cannot freely send or receive funds in or out of the country without restrictions) and so the government tries to identify all transactions by asking for administrative information about you and your bank.
The Financial Intelligence Act (“FICA”), means that you will have to register with our local online payment gateway “Monsterpay” before using it. Alternatively, you could do a normal Forex transaction at your local bank: detail on your invoice.
What will a Fertility Clinic cost you?
South Africa has a very well-developed and professional medical environment. Fertility medicine is properly-established in this country and standards and procedures are world-class. The Fertility Clinics with whom we work are bound by the strict requirements of the Southern African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG) at www.fertilitysa.org.za . You can comfortably do your IVF in South Africa, confident that you are in a great place to assist in your dream of a family, quickly and efficiently with maximum safety and professionalism.
We have signed the SASREG code of conduct and are bound fully by their ethical guidelines and protocols. This is not true of every South African Agency.
Their basket of services is aimed at a successful pregnancy. Obviously fees differ slightly from Clinic to Clinic, but they could be up to R60,000. Let us get you a quote.
Your payment will cover admission of your Egg Donor and her fertility medication, screening and blood tests, as well as the theatre and professional fees (Doctors, anaesthetists and nurses) at Retrieval and during consultation with you. Laboratory fees to make the embryo transfer happen are included: all you need to have the best chance of a successful pregnancy.
Our Fertility Clinics can also perform embryo freezing and storage, sperm freezing and transport, sex selection, genetic testing and other non-routine procedures.
Egg Donors’ Payment
The South African Medical Ethics committee have recommended R6,000 to the Egg Donor per donation cycle, as an inconvenience allowance for the time and energy she expends in gifting her eggs, to help parents with their dream of having children. The compensation is paid in cash, by the clinic, on the day of the egg retrieval, after the procedure.
Eggs are not sold, they are gifted and no price can be put on that gift.
The allowance is usually administered and paid by your Fertility Clinic.
Finance for Fertility Treatments
We have partnered with First Health Finance to give you the opportunity to finance your IVF. Please have a good look at their options and consider them to assist you in your dream of a family.
You can apply online for a quick response. No down payment is required against a flexible plan of affordable monthly payments direct to your doctor. It’s all confidential, naturally, and FHF is registered with and subject to the requirements of the National Credit Regulator.