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IARC - provider profile and satisfaction report

Surrogacy Parents survey

www.fertilityhelp.com

Locations: Maple Grove, MN, USA
Contact: Steven H. Snyder, Esq. OR Keely Snyder
Email: info@iarc-usa.com
Phone: 763-494-8800


To find out if this provider participates in our Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP), please see the summary table of our Directory.

Services:

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


 

Year founded:
Employees:


 


About IARC:*

At IARC, we have extensive knowledge and experience in the field of surrogacy and ovum donation. Our agency's procedures are based on over 1,000 surrogate and ovum donor births to intended parents of all types around the globe. We are proud to offer full-service support with all legal, medical, financial, emotional, and educational aspects of this process while always remaining concerned about the well-being of each client, fertility helper, and unborn child. You may count on thorough education, transparency, and personalized attention. This is not a "one size fits all" process, and we help intended parents to make decisions that are best for their needs. We know this is an emotional step, but it is also one that is filled with excitement and hope. We hope to have the honor of speaking with you as you decide your path forward.

* This description was provided by the service provider.

 


 


Ratings and reviews - from our Surveys

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Surrogacy agency satisfaction - overall score (out of 10)

  Agency score
Overall
(9.33)
Count: 21

Agency experience

  Agency rating
Effective (contribution to the success of journey)
(9.43)
Count: 21
Responsive and supportive throughout journey
(9.52)
Count: 21
Surrogate screening and matching
(9.52)
Count: 21
Gay friendly and knowledgeable
(9.94)
Count: 18
Accommodation of international parents
(9.56)
Count: 18

Agency recommendation rate

     
Yes 100.0%
  Total 21
Statistics
Total Responses 21
Average 1.0

Agency reviews and comments

Response
All of the staff there have been wonderful to work with as well as very caring and friendly.
IARC was outstanding.
Very recommended. We couldn’t do this journey without them
very recomended, great staff, pricing was initially a bit unclear
A+ We had two incredible journeys with IARC which resulted in three beautiful babies and a lifelong relationship with our surrogate.
IARC was a great agency to work with -- experienced in legal surrogacy issues, and supportive of GLBT families.
עברנו מסע יסורים שכלל כשלונות קשים. הסוכנות לא הרפתה לרגע והחזיקה אותנו חזק-עד למטרה המופלאה....
We examined several agency and with IARC there was a "click" from the first moment! this feeling accompanied us throught all the process!!!
Very supportive throughout the process. Inevitably there were occasionally administrative snags but these were resolved. They had very good links to fertility clinics. They also facilitated good post-birth legal support through the associated law firm.
We were matched with a surrogate we felt truly comfortable with; she has been very committed and empathetic. The staff is very friendly and professional. They absolutely know what they are doing andhave a lot of experience in their field. In every respect -matching, finding a clinic, insurance matters, accounting and finding an apartment- they did a good job. We felt it to be a big advantage that IARC's director, Steve Snyder, is a lawyer who takes care of all the legal matters, too. He also knows about the legal necessities in the intended parents' countries of origin. The contracts he drafts are very thorough but comprehensible. The legal process after delivery was unbelievably fast (two weeks and two days for obtaining the passport) thanks to him and his paralegals, who always responded within hours and were very efficient. Also, their staff is very international, so they have a good understanding for cultural peculiarities in the relationship between foreign intended parents and US surrogates. Something to improve would be: First, that the waiting list is rather long (we waited 10 months to be matched). And second, that our case manager during the pregnancy changed two times. Whereas we felt comfortable with this, it could have been an issue if our pregnancy had not been so unproblematic: In fact, our second case manager forgot to pay the bill monthly premium for our surrogate's insurance plan four months in a row, so that the insurance company terminated the policy in the middle of the pregnancy. This could have caused a financial disaster. However, IARC dealt VERY professionally with this: When they noticed the problem, they informed us right away, got the surrogate a new insurance within days and reimbursed us for any damages.
All in all, very professional. There were a couple of hiccups but everything was resoled well. I ended up having identical twins, which through me for a loop, and the agency really helped me deal effectively with that. Their selection of a surrogate was top-notch. I was particularly impressed by Steve Snyder's legal work at the end.
IARC is a wonderful agency to work with for this process. They are thorough, detailed, and so supportive of helping make famililes. We absolutely adore everyone there.
Le soutien de l\'agence doit également avoir lieu sur place lors de la prise en charge et elle doit informer sur les procédures à faire après la naissance.
אנשי הסוכנות מאוד מקצועיים, יודעים לנהל את התהליך מצד אחד ומצד שני להיות אנושיים וחמים. חוקי מיניסוטה מאוד נוחים לפונדקאות כולל אימוץ מצד שני האבות. קהילה יהודית מקסימה ומחבקת. התהליך אפקטיבי וקצר והם יחסית נותנים את התמורה הגדולה ביותר ביחס למחיר, כלומר המחיר שלהם 18,000$ הוא קטן לעומת כל מה שהם עושים עבורך.

Fertility clinic used

       
Markham 36.8%
7
Other 21.1%
4
CT Fertility 21.1%
4
La Jolla IVF 10.5%
2
New England Fertility 10.5%
2
  Total 19
Statistics
Total Responses 19

Other clinic

CountResponse
1 CFA
1 Center for Reproductive Medicine
1 RMIA - Woodbury, MN
1 Virginia IVF and Andrology Center



Journey statistics for service provider

Overall cost of surrogacy journey

       
$50,000 - $69,000 9.5%
2
$70,000 - $89,000 23.8%
5
$90,000 - $109,000 28.6%
6
$110,000 - $129,000 23.8%
5
$130,000 - $149,000 9.5%
2
$150,000 - $169,000 4.8%
1
  Total 21
Statistics
Total Responses 21
Average 102.9

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

       
One 60.0%
12
Two 20.0%
4
Five 20.0%
4
  Total 20
Statistics
Total Responses 20
Average 2.0

Length of journey from signup to birth (months)

       
10-12 months 4.8%
1
13-15 months 4.8%
1
16-18 months 33.3%
7
19-21 months 9.5%
2
22-24 months 23.8%
5
25-27 months 4.8%
1
34-36 months 4.8%
1
More than 3 years 14.3%
3
  Total 21
Statistics
Total Responses 21
Average 22.9

Known / Anonymous egg donation

       
Unknown 50.0%
8
Known 37.5%
6
Other 12.5%
2
  Total 16
Statistics
Total Responses 16
Responses "Other" Count
Left Blank 20
anonymous but had skype contact 1
Hope she will place herself on a registry to be contacted; clinic wiling to refer correspondence. 1

Egg donation source

       
Surrogacy agency 31.3%
5
Independent Egg donation agency 12.5%
2
Fertility clinic 56.3%
9
  Total 16
Statistics
Total Responses 16



Demographics / family makeup

Gay / straight

       
LGBT 85.0%
17
Straight 15.0%
3
  Total 20
Statistics
Total Responses 20

Countries

       
United States 47.6%
10
Israel 42.9%
9
Philippines 4.8%
1
Switzerland 4.8%
1
  Total 21
Statistics
Total Responses 21