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Alternative Reproductive Resources - provider profile and satisfaction report

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www.arr1.com

Locations: Chicago, IL, USA
Contact: Mary Ellen McLaughlin OR Robin
Email: maryellen@arr1.com OR robin@arr1.com
Phone: 773-327-7315


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?check12.png
  Egg donation?check12.png
  Law firm?


 

Year founded: 1992
Employees:


 


About Alternative Reproductive Resources (ARR):*

Since 1992 Alternative Reproductive Resources (ARR) has been pleased to help many same-sex couples build their family. As gay couples increasingly explore their options, we work hard to ease couples into the world of egg donation and gestational surrogacy. As one of the first egg donor and gestational surrogacy agencies, we consider it our responsibility and honor to set and live by the high standards you expect – in terms of ethics, principles and performance. Coming together to help create families, we ensure the best interests of intended parents, egg donors and gestational surrogates are met. We are personal and hands-on, advocating for you, encouraging you and celebrating your successes. We are privileged to stay by your side until your journey is completed. Our approach differentiates ARR globally, ensuring an unparalleled experience for everyone traveling alternative paths to parenthood.

* 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
(9.20)
Count: 10
Not Applicable: 0

Agency experience

  Agency rating
Effective (contribution to the success of journey)
(9.40)
Count: 10
Not Applicable: 0
Responsive and supportive throughout journey
(9.20)
Count: 10
Not Applicable: 0
Surrogate screening and matching
(9.50)
Count: 10
Not Applicable: 0
Gay friendly and knowledgeable
(9.70)
Count: 10
Not Applicable: 0
Accommodation of international parents
(7.00)
Count: 1
Not Applicable: 0

Agency recommendation rate

Value Percent  
Yes 90.0%
No 10.0%
 
Statistics
Total Responses 10
Average 0.9

Agency reviews and comments

Response
(2012, USA parents) The staff at ARR was very organized and gave me a good plan as to what would be happening. They talked to me about the pros and cons of the surrogate they wanted to match me with.
(2015, International parents) ARR es una agencia familiar, el trato es personal y amigable, siempre atendieron nuestras peticiones y consultas muy rápido. Coordinaron muy buen con las distintas partes intervinientes en el proceso (clínica de fertilidad, psicólogo externo, donante de óvulos, gestante, obstetra de la gestante, hospital previsto para el parto, etcétera).
(2015, USA parents) ARR was outstanding in many ways. I am a gay obstetrician who understands the importance of selecting healthy gestational carriers. Our match was perfect. They are incredibly selective and adhere to the highest standards.
(2016, USA parents) Working with ARR was wonderful. The process was surprisingly easy as they worked hard to clarify the steps and charges throughout the process. Their recommendations for additional people to work with (psychologist, attorney, etc.) were perfect. And finally the match with our surrogate was excellent. It took a few months, but that time was worth it - we didn't have to meet any other surrogates/families because we matched so well.
The staff was extremely helpful and accomodating, even when I was getting a little crazy during the pregnancy. They helped us find our egg donor and our amazing surrogate and held our hand the entire way. They were hnestly amazing. I would highly recommend them to any couple, same-sex or otherwise.

Fertility clinic used

Value Percent   Count
Fertility Center of IL (FCI) 60.0%
6
Other 30.0%
3
aParent IVF 10.0%
1
  Totals 10
Statistics
Total Responses 10

Other clinic

CountResponse
1 Alternative Reproductive Resources
1 Fertility Center of Illinois
1 University of Chicago
1 University of Chicago Center for Reproductive Medicine



Journey statistics for service provider

Overall cost of surrogacy journey

Value Percent   Count
$70,000 - $89,000 10.0%
1
$90,000 - $109,000 20.0%
2
$110,000 - $129,000 30.0%
3
$130,000 - $149,000 30.0%
3
$170,000 - $189,000 10.0%
1
  Totals 10
Statistics
Total Responses 10
Average 124.0

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

Value Percent   Count
One 77.8%
7
Three 11.1%
1
Four 11.1%
1
  Totals 9
Statistics
Total Responses 9
Average 1.6

Length of journey from signup to birth (months)

Value Percent   Count
13-15 months 10.0%
1
16-18 months 20.0%
2
19-21 months 40.0%
4
22-24 months 10.0%
1
25-27 months 10.0%
1
34-36 months 10.0%
1
  Totals 10
Statistics
Total Responses 10
Average 21.2

Known / Anonymous egg donation

Value Percent   Count
Unknown 100.0%
10
  Totals 10
Statistics
Total Responses 10
Responses "Other" Count
Left Blank 10

Egg donation source

Value Percent   Count
Surrogacy agency 80.0%
8
Independent Egg donation agency 20.0%
2
  Totals 10
Statistics
Total Responses 10



Demographics / family makeup

Gay / straight

Value Percent   Count
LGBT 100.0%
10
  Totals 10
Statistics
Total Responses 10

Countries

Value Percent   Count
United States 80.0%
8
Spain 10.0%
1
Canada 10.0%
1
  Totals 10
Statistics
Total Responses 10