Steve and his wife had unsuccessful ICSI treatment and decided to adopt two boys.
When Steve and his wife Janine (Interview 33) had difficulties conceiving their GP referred them to specialists who started his wife on Clomid. But their tests came back and showed that Steve had problems with his sperm, and his wife was not ovulating properly. So doctors recommended that they try IVF with ICSI. They were referred to the Assisted Conception Unit at their local hospital. Steve and Janine had a couple of unsuccessful treatment cycles of IVF with ICSI and were then told that the quality of his wife’s eggs was so poor that they advised using donor eggs. They did get matched and have a cycle of ICSI with donor eggs, but his wife miscarried early. They had a try with frozen eggs but that did not work, and at that point they felt it was time to get off the treatment escalator and look at other options. They went through the adoption process and adopted two boys, who were 17 months and 3 and a half years old when they came to live with them.