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aParent IVF - provider profile and satisfaction report



Locations: Highland Park, IL, USA
Contact: Donna Burch
Email: donna@aparentivf.com
Phone: 847-433-9050

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About aParent:*

aParent IVF has been helping Intended Fathers since Surrogacy became an option. For many years, our Laboratory Director, Colleen Wagner Coughlin, and Dr. Brian Kaplan of FCI, have synergistically collaborated to bring intended parents their best options. We have combined this key relationship and laboratory experience to form our Intended Father Center, a specialized program for assisting men pursuing parenthood. Our laboratory brings you the most advanced technology science can offer. Dr. Kaplan brings the best clinical care available. Our entire team is passionate about helping you achieve your dreams. We are especially proud that we include you in every step of the way. Our IVF history spans more than 30 years and has resulted in over 30,000 babies. Our specialty is combining PGS with donor egg and gestational surrogacy which results in your BEST and FASTEST path to Fatherhood.

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Ratings and reviews - from our Surveys

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Fertility clinic satisfaction - overall score (out of 10)

  Clinic score
Count: 16
Not Applicable: 0

Clinic experience

  Clinic rating
Quality of medical services (contribution to the success of journey)
Count: 16
Not Applicable: 0
Responsive, informative and supportive
Count: 16
Not Applicable: 0
Egg donor options, screening and matching
Count: 12
Not Applicable: 0
Gay friendly and knowledgeable
Count: 16
Not Applicable: 0
Accommodation of international parents
Count: 8
Not Applicable: 0

Clinic recommendation rate

Value Percent  
Yes 100.0%
Total Responses 15
Average 1.0

Clinic reviews and comments

(2015, International parents) Hicieron muy bien su trabajo.
(2017, USA parents) The staff was courteous and pleasant when we went in for the transfer that morning. Dr. Kaplan and his team are just wonderful!
(2015, USA parents) I feel so lucky to have worked with Dr. Kaplan to have my little boy. I had a few friends who couldn't say enough nice things about him, but I'm always skeptical. He was incredibly personable and had really nice and informative nurses who kept me in the loop throughout my cycle. I was really impressed with the lab and how I got updates from embryologists about my embryos and all the preparations for my transfer. It was not at all what I was expecting, but I felt like I was in good hands and knew what was going on the entire time.
(2019, USA parents) Dr. Kaplan is brilliant. I was immediately impressed by his demeanor and approach to helping my husband and I build our family. Frank Golden at Golden Surrogacy speaks very highly of him and Colleen Coughlin at aParent IVF, which is ultimately who we decided to work with. I think one of Mr. Golden's children was also created by that center and so that personal connection of success with the agency owner also attracted us to work with Dr. Kaplan and the aParent IVF team. Thank you everyone – we'll be back!
(2019, International Parents) We loved Dr. Kaplan, also his nurse Becky was great and kept us posted always quick.
aParenting and Dr. Kaplan are second to NONE. They were magical and so very supportive of our journey. We couldn't have imagined a better experience overall from a clinic. As such we always tell everyone they are THE option to use. Seriously we can't say enough great things about their staff!
Dr. Brian Kaplan and his team made the entire experience something to remember. From the initial interview of the clinic all the way through to the tears the Dr. shared with us on transfer day, we still can not stop raving about how amazing they were! We would highly recommend Dr. Kaplan!
I know results vary, but working with FCI, we ended up with 30 retrieved eggs and ultimately 10 embryos. We were pregnant on the first transfer attempt. Everything went very smoothly and the staff at FCI are all really friendly and supportive.

Journey statistics for service provider

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

Value Percent   Count
One 71.4%
Two 21.4%
Three 7.1%
  Totals 14
Total Responses 14
Average 1.4

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

Value Percent  
Egg donation - fresh 40.0%
Egg donation - frozen / egg bank 13.3%
Frozen embryo transfer (from your previous cycle) 46.7%
Total Responses 15

Known / Anonymous egg donation

Value Percent   Count
Unknown 73.3%
Known 26.7%
  Totals 15
Total Responses 15
Responses "Other" Count
Left Blank 16

Egg donation source

Value Percent   Count
Surrogacy agency 53.3%
Independent Egg donation agency 40.0%
Fertility clinic 6.7%
  Totals 15
Total Responses 15

Demographics / family makeup

Gay / straight

Value Percent   Count
LGBT 93.3%
Straight 6.7%
  Totals 15
Total Responses 15


Value Percent   Count
United States 75.0%
Spain 25.0%
  Totals 16
Total Responses 16