Locations: Reston, VA, US
Contact: Fady Sharara
Email: fsharara@vcrmed.com
Phone: 703-437-7722

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


Year founded: 2002
Employees: 8


About Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine:*

State of the art Fertility Center with the highest success rates in the DC area for the past 7 years. We are gay and lesbian friendly and have one of the most successful surrogacy programs in the country.

* This description was provided by the service provider.


Ratings and reviews - from our Surveys

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Fertility clinic satisfaction - overall score (out of 10)

  Clinic score
Count: 38
Not Applicable: 0

Clinic experience

  Clinic rating
Quality of medical services (contribution to the success of journey)
Count: 36
Not Applicable: 0
Responsive, informative and supportive
Count: 37
Not Applicable: 0
Egg donor options, screening and matching
Count: 30
Not Applicable: 0
Gay friendly and knowledgeable
Count: 27
Not Applicable: 0
Accommodation of international parents
Count: 15
Not Applicable: 0

Clinic recommendation rate

Value Percent  
Yes 97.4%
No 2.6%
Total Responses 38
Average 1.0

Clinic reviews and comments

(2010, USA parents) Could clinic. What you see is what you get.
(2012, USA parents) Top notch.
(2013, USA parents) It was Dr. Sharara who was exceptional.
(2014, International parents) Brilliant team - and Dr Sharara is fantastic.
We could not have been more happy with VCRM. They are absolutely the best.
(2016, USA parents) The staff at the clinic were extremely friendly, supportive and approachable. They made all of us (intended parents and surrogate) feel at ease, comfortable and that they genuinely wanted to help us on our journey.
(2011, USA parents) They were very supportive in the process and again made it personal to help us achieve the ultimate goal of a successful IVF with the surrogate.
(2007, USA parents) Dr. Sharara and his staff provide top quality care to our surrogate and egg donor. He was very precise and clearly explained every step of the process to us.
(2012, USA parents) VCRM was absolutely fantastic and I'd recommend them to anyone. Dr. Sharara was totally the best.
(2009, International parents) Gran profesionalidad, humanidad, cercanos en el trato, dando confianza y transmiten seguridad y paz al paciente
(2009, USA parents) Dr. Sharara is a wonderful and compassionate man. All of the office staff are professional and understanding of same sex couples and issues. As a physician myself, we felt confident every step of the way with this clinic.
(2016, USA parents) Dr. Sharara and his staff did a wonderful job of assisting me on this looong journey. His advice was always from the perspective of maximizing the probability of a successful, healthy birth. The final result, my awesome, healthy twins are a testament to the clinic's expertise and attention to every detail.

Journey statistics for service provider

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

Value Percent   Count
One 64.7%
Two 14.7%
Three 17.7%
Four 2.9%
  Totals 34
Total Responses 34
Average 1.6

Type of transfer that resulted in pregnancy (if done IVF)

Value Percent  
Egg donation - fresh 74.3%
Egg donation - frozen / egg bank 2.9%
Frozen embryo transfer (from your previous cycle) 22.9%
Total Responses 35

Known / Anonymous egg donation

Value Percent   Count
Unknown 72.7%
Known 21.2%
Other 6.1%
  Totals 33
Total Responses 33
Responses "Other" Count
Left Blank 36
Semi-Anonymous/We met her/she may meet our child/do not know her full identity 1
anonymous but agreeable to be contacted by child at age 18 if child desires 1

Egg donation source

Value Percent   Count
Intended mother (no donor) 8.3%
Family or friend 2.8%
Surrogacy agency 41.7%
Fertility clinic 47.2%
  Totals 36
Total Responses 36

Demographics / family makeup

Gay / straight

Value Percent   Count
LGBT 58.1%
Straight 41.9%
  Totals 31
Total Responses 31


Value Percent   Count
United States 75.7%
France 10.8%
Germany 5.4%
Austria 2.7%
United Kingdom 2.7%
Spain 2.7%
  Totals 37
Total Responses 37