www.reproductivepossibilities.com

Locations: Montvale, NJ, USA
Contact: Melissa Brisman OR Virginia Walker
Email: melissab@reproductivepossibilities.com OR vwalker@reproductivepossibilities.com
Phone:


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Services:

  IVF clinic?
  Surrogacy agency?
  Egg donation?
  Law firm?


 

Year founded: 2009
Employees: 14


 


About Reproductive Possibilities, LLC:*

Reproductive Possibilities, LLC manages gestational carrier arrangements, from matching to delivery.  Our superior knowledge and customer service has allowed us to help parents with the birth of almost two hundred babies each year.  We offer a personal touch that can only come from years of experience and the support of an excellent team. Melissa Brisman first started helping couples become parents of babies in 1996.  Her excellent reputation is based on her compassion and empathy for each intended parent. Attorney Brisman has been instrumental in creating the law in many states regarding naming genetic parents on the original birth certificates of their children delivered via surrogacy.   Her experience has allowed her to create a surrogate agency prepared to successfully help parents build their families. Melissa shares her experience and knowledge with doctors, their staff and intended parents around the world.

* This description was provided by the service provider.

 


 


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Surrogacy agency satisfaction - overall score (out of 10)

  Agency score
Overall
(7.48)
Count: 23

Agency experience

  Agency rating
Effective (contribution to the success of journey)
(7.70)
Count: 23
Responsive and supportive throughout journey
(7.57)
Count: 23
Surrogate screening and matching
(6.96)
Count: 23
Gay friendly and knowledgeable
(8.86)
Count: 21
Accommodation of international parents
(9.29)
Count: 7

Agency recommendation rate

     
Yes 87.0%
No 13.0%
  Total 23
Statistics
Total Responses 23
Average 0.9

Agency reviews and comments

Response
Helene was AWESOME!!!!!!! :-)
Not at this time.
As long as you are willing to follow-up and take on some of the case management, the agency was good. Their appears to be turn over with their case managers. Also, the boiler plate contracts need outside consult before signing---a social worker who specializes in family planning was very useful as they hear the "reality" of many experiences and suggest practical changes that Brisman's staff did not.
Slow on matching. Very impersonal. Feels like we are pretty much on our own all the time. They didn't even reply to our email when we informed them we had baby twins and sent pictures. How cold!
Honestly, it would be too long to explain everything that went wrong with this agency, not once, not twice, not three times. We were totally discouraged and truthfully not one star should be given, considered the journey part with them a total nightmare. I truthfully believe, Melissa Brisman cannot truly be aware of everything that happened to us, although she knows a little of it and apologized when she found out but then another thing happened even worse, I cut all ties with them and she didn't even call or care to email or anything and I know I emailed her also. I don't know if she ever got it, if an employee intercepted it, but truthfully don't care. Needless to say we have begun the process of our second journey and have chosen a direct carrier/ip relationship and the with a carrier whom also agrees that this agency was not what she thought it was going to be. Surrogacy Fund Management part of the operation was the only part we have nothing truly negative to say.
Would like to say very honestly thank you to our I CP Mrs. Joan Taylor. Besides an outstanding professional she was a friend and a human being extraordinary.
We had a relatively routine journey and the coordinator we worked with, Helene, was great! We didn't have or need much interaction with Melissa herself (though she was available if we needed her). The escrow fund service was well managed and very helpful to our relationship with our surrogate.
I found that my parent aid through the process was very helpful to me and my surrogate. I have never done any of this before, so it was good to have someone else to rely on. It also helped me with the communication with my surrogate, as I wasn't that closely involved in the process.
Horrible follow up. Sloppy from minute one. It is difficult to part from any agency when the journey is already started, for us it took a very long time to find a surrogate and that is not necessarily the agency's fault. What was disturbing is the multiple errors made at many levels, led to an atrocious time spent between the moment we matched with a GC and the time a contract was signed. No one took responsibility for that. Emails are not answered in a timly fashion. They are very condescending with questions. Would not recommend RP.

Fertility clinic used

       
CT Fertility 31.8%
7
IVF NJ 27.3%
6
New England Fertility 22.7%
5
RMA NJ 13.6%
3
Other 4.6%
1
  Total 22
Statistics
Total Responses 22

Other clinic

CountResponse
1 Yale Fertility Clinic



Journey statistics for service provider

Overall cost of surrogacy journey

       
$90,000 - $109,000 39.1%
9
$110,000 - $129,000 26.1%
6
$130,000 - $149,000 13.0%
3
$150,000 - $169,000 17.4%
4
$190,000 - $209,000 4.4%
1
  Total 23
Statistics
Total Responses 23
Average 125.2

Number of IVF / IUI cycles done until journey resulted in a birth

       
One 54.6%
12
Two 36.4%
8
Three 4.6%
1
Six 4.6%
1
  Total 22
Statistics
Total Responses 22
Average 1.7

Length of journey from signup to birth (months)

       
10-12 months 4.6%
1
13-15 months 4.6%
1
16-18 months 36.4%
8
19-21 months 22.7%
5
22-24 months 4.6%
1
25-27 months 13.6%
3
28-30 months 4.6%
1
34-36 months 9.1%
2
  Total 22
Statistics
Total Responses 22
Average 21.0

Known / Anonymous egg donation

       
Unknown 42.1%
8
Known 47.4%
9
Other 10.5%
2
  Total 19
Statistics
Total Responses 19
Responses "Other" Count
Left Blank 21
Technically anonymous, but we met her and is willing to meet children in the future 1
anonymous with the option to known 1

Egg donation source

       
Intended mother (no donor) 5.0%
1
Family or friend 10.0%
2
Surrogacy agency 5.0%
1
Independent Egg donation agency 40.0%
8
Fertility clinic 40.0%
8
  Total 20
Statistics
Total Responses 20



Demographics / family makeup

Gay / straight

       
LGBT 90.9%
20
Straight 9.1%
2
  Total 22
Statistics
Total Responses 22

Countries

       
United States 90.9%
20
Israel 4.6%
1
Germany 4.6%
1
  Total 22
Statistics
Total Responses 22