Some pregnancy journeys are just longer than others. For many couples, their first trip to the local fertility center to explore in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other infertility treatment options leads to multiple IVF cycles and frozen embryo transfers. But what happens when a woman is not able to have a baby even with the help of IVF? Often using donor eggs and pursuing adoption are the next steps toward getting pregnant and having a family. But unfortunately, both traditional adoption and using an egg donor can be very expensive and time consuming ways to build a family, especially after spending thousands of dollars on failed IVF cycles. There is an alternative to the high costs of IVF with uncertain chances of success. The California Conceptions Donor Embryo Program offers renewed hope.