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Reproductive Possibilities, LLC - provider profile and satisfaction report

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Locations: Montvale, NJ, USA
Contact: Melissa Brisman OR Virginia Walker
Email: OR

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  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.

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Ratings and reviews - from our Surveys

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Surrogacy agency satisfaction - overall score (out of 10)

  Agency score
Average Rank
  • Count: 20
  • Min: 1 / Max: 10
  • StdDev: 2.28

Agency experience

  Agency rating
Effective (contribution to the success of journey)
Average Rank
  • Count: 20
  • Min: 2 / Max: 10
  • StdDev: 2.11
Responsive and supportive throughout journey
Average Rank
  • Count: 20
  • Min: 1 / Max: 10
  • StdDev: 2.39
Surrogate screening and matching
Average Rank
  • Count: 20
  • Min: 2 / Max: 10
  • StdDev: 2.26
Gay friendly and knowledgeable
Average Rank
  • Count: 19
  • Min: 7 / Max: 10
  • StdDev: 1.10
Accommodation of international parents
Average Rank
  • Count: 7
  • Min: 7 / Max: 10
  • StdDev: 1.03

Agency recommendation rate

Value Percent %
Yes 90.0%
No 10.0%
Total Responses 20
Avg. 0.9
Agency reviews and comments
Helene was AWESOME!!!!!!! :-)
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!
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.
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

Total Responses 20
Other clinic
1 Yale Fertility Clinic

Journey statistics for service provider

Overall cost of surrogacy journey

Total Responses 20
Avg. 123.0

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

Value Count Percent %
One 11 57.9%
Two 7 36.8%
Six 1 5.3%
Total Responses 19
Avg. 1.6

Length of journey from signup to birth (months)

Total Responses 19
Avg. 20.5

Known / Anonymous egg donation

Value Count Percent %
Unknown 8 47.1%
Known 7 41.2%
Other 2 11.8%
Total Responses 17
Open-Text Response Breakdown for "Other" Count
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

Value Count Percent %
Family or friend 2 11.8%
Surrogacy agency 1 5.9%
Independent Egg donation agency 7 41.2%
Fertility clinic 7 41.2%
Total Responses 17

Demographics / family makeup

Gay / straight

Value Count Percent %
LGBT 18 94.7%
Straight 1 5.3%
Total Responses 19


Total Responses 19