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  • P Y via Google
    January 21, 2020 at 12:00 am

    No news for past 6 months….should i worry?

  • Kayla Clinger via Facebook
    January 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

    just finished my first surrogacy journey through reproductive possibilities, from day one they were very helpful in answering any questions and letting you know they were there if you needed anything! I had an amazing experience thanks to them!

  • Brianna Rodriguez Valero via Facebook
    December 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I recently completed my first journey as a gestational carrier with Reproductive Possibilities and am so thankful for having such a smooth and enjoyable journey. My coordinator, Patricia, always reached out to me to make sure I was feeling okay and was helpful as could be. I never felt like just another person to them. Thank you RP for helping me help complete a family. I will forever be grateful for this experience ?

  • Pam Bruno via Facebook
    July 24, 2019 at 12:00 am

    always a positive experience as a GC

  • Katerina Alexandraki via Google
    May 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Fact: As soon as I posted my review, I received an email from Reproductive Possibilities’s attorney accusing me of “attempted theft by extortion” and asking me to either remove the review from the internet… or they take me to court! For the record, I have no financial or other demand on RP. My review aims solely at guiding future intended parents into how to navigate the complicated and non-transparent surrogacy industry, in which RP is a player. But RP’s attempt to coerce me with fabricated claims is telling of the kind of attitude IPs should expect from them: self-serving, money-driven ruthlessness.My husband and I foolishly signed a contract with RP more than a year ago. At the onset of our discussions we were asked to fill in a questionnaire with the characteristics we are looking for in a gestational carrier. Having already gone through an earlier traumatic experience with a wrong surrogate, where we lost a twin pregnancy on month 4, we put in the questionnaire a set of objective criteria for the candidate we seek that, we felt, would improve our chances of success. We are talking about tangible things like an age ceiling, along with other non-negotiable features (eg a surrogacy-friendly state, etc). Alas, during the course of 12 months they were only able to furnish 4 profiles: The first was above our already very generous age limit of 40 years old. The next one was medically obese, with all the pregnancy risks associated with medical obesity, and with all sorts of other red flags incl. what appeared to be an unstable household and a dire financial need that raises concerns about the person’s safety. The third profile was even more medically obese than the second, with BMI of 33.8, which made her automatically ineligible under our clinic’s BMI limits. And the fourth candidate required Lloyds insurance as a back up, which is very expensive and which we had ruled out in the questionnaire as unaffordable. Each time we expressed our concerns we found deaf ears… RP claimed they receive several new profiles “each week”; and that they “hoped to fulfill their obligation to us soon”. Only that we never got to see any of those alleged profiles except for the 4 ones above. To all IPs out there: if you still decide to engage with this agency, make sure you insert every requirement you seek in a candidate explicitly in your services agreement, so that you are legally covered iif/when RP fail you. In our case, even though we had embedded the IP questionnaire into the contract, they argued that the contract obliged them only to provide profiles that “closely matched” our criteria, but not entirely. Effectively, without explicit references in the contract of your minimum requirements, RP can present to you anyone with a uterus and be legally covered under the clause of “closely matching” (but not entirely) your criteria. Also make sure you record your initial telephone conversation with them and let them know you’re doing so. Ask how many GC profiles they receive per month and ask for data to prove it (we never got any). And keep every email communication so that you can hold them accountable to their claims. But better yet, don’t waste your time. Time is invaluable when you have been trying to have a baby for years. There other agencies out there who can help you. We have worked with A Woman’s Gift in the past, who are fully transparent about their GC candidates and their matching process: they put out all their profiles online for parents to see and decide for themselves; parents choose for themselves, instead of waiting to be matched under a non-transparent process; they take no agency fee payment until a match is made–unlike RP, which pocketed a $6,800 downpayment despite their failure to furnish any eligible profile; and the people running AWG are competent, no nonsense, truthful and to the point. Life is too short for dealing with agencies who cannot deliver…. Let alone those who bully you into taking down a negative review!

  • Jules Hern via Google
    May 21, 2019 at 12:00 am
  • Michellea Valero via Google
    May 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I was a 2x GS with RP and have had great journeys with them from start to finish. They matched me quickly with like minded IPs and communicated very well. My second journey ended in an Emergency cs and Alyssa and Virgina were speaking to my family to check on me the whole time. They showed the upmost sincerest compassion for my well being. If I ever had any concern or need virgina and Alyssa were sure to handle it all in a prompt and timely manner! I was so honored to work along side agency in creating the families we did!

  • Allan Moreland via Google
    May 21, 2019 at 12:00 am
  • Linda Brann via Google
    May 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I am a 5-time surrogate. 3 of those were through Reproductive Possibilities, and I can’t say enough good about my experience there. Care was taken to match me with the best couple based on our criteria. The support I received throughout the pregnancy (and after!) was amazing! The staff really understand what we face at the different stages and are beyond caring. Choosing your agency is as critical as the couple you carry for – I ONLY recommend Reproductive Possibilities.

  • Kristie Taylor via Google
    May 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    For years I had known I wanted to be a gestational carrier. I truly enjoyed pregnancy, and being a Momma myself, my heart ached for infertile couples who wanted a baby but couldn’t achieve parenthood by natural means. In 2008, I posted a general inquiry on an online surrogacy board and that’s when Reproductive Possibilities, founded and managed by Melissa Brisman, reached out to me saying they could help match me with intended parents and help guide me through the process. They far exceeded my expectations! I ended up carrying 6 beautiful babies for 4 wonderful families (2009, 2011, 2015, 2017), utilizing Reproductive Possibilities each time. If you’re interested in being a gestational carrier, I’d highly recommend going through Reproductive Possibilities!

  • Joe C via Google
    May 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    This is a review of our interactions primarily with Patricia Donnelly as our main POC and counselor, and secondarily with Melissa and Nancy as our counsel. Our journey with RP was pretty amazing. We hit it off with Patricia right away, who spent a significant amount of time with us over the phone before we paid a single cent answering all of our questions. We already had felt comfortable because we were commended to Patricia from a close friend who had gone through the journey with her. When we did need counsel, both Melissa and Nancy were outstanding in their support of us. After being very comfortable with every aspect of the journey, we signed on with RP. We had a very broad criteria for GCs because we knew from previous situations that using a younger, statistically fitter GC doesn’t always lead to good results…we have to hit it off with each other and it has to feel right. So when we were given a profile of a GC who was 40, we agreed to talk with her and her family, and trusted our doctors to make the correct decisions. It was the best decision because she (Samantha) is a kind, loving, wonderful person with a great family that will always hold a special place in our hearts. She gave birth to our beautiful daughter, with very little complications (there’s always going to be something btw). Remember that the uterus is hormonally responsive and can sustain pregnancies even into a woman’s 40’s. The quality of the embryo is key, as is the health of the GC and absence of any uterine/endometrial conditions. Interpreting hard statistics as black/white decision-making tools is folly. Everything needs to be case-by-case.Throughout this journey, Patricia, Melissa, and Nancy responded quickly, and urgently to all of our queries. Specifically, Patricia was always there to ensure that everyone got what they needed, and that when we had concerns, she would do her best to address our worries, but when we were overly so, she would firmly, but with compassion, let us know that. When we spoke, we felt like we were speaking with a wise friend whose knowledge and experience we trusted.There were unexpected things that happened here and there, but we always felt that Patricia was there to advocate for us when needed, and also take care to make sure that Samantha had whatever she needed. Having Patricia on our journey relieved so much of the stress. Moreover, RP has worked with multiple clinics and the New England clinic they recommended had an experienced doctor willing to work with our GC and everything synced up very nicely.I know that this review may seem too perfect, and perhaps some will accuse us that we’re only writing this because everything worked out, etc. But if we were to be 100% honest, if it had not worked out and Samantha did not get pregnant with our final embryos, we would have felt 100% ready to move on with our lives knowing that we gave it our best try. Let us share that we’ve worked with other agencies that were simply not as forthcoming, and not as transparent. We’ve worked with international agencies that simply ripped us off. At no point were we ready to say that we gave it our best shot until at RP. I would leave a 5* review even if we did not get our precious daughter.Please feel free to PM us for details. We do not have any conflicts of interest in leaving this review.

  • Yarin Katz via Google
    May 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I will be happy to share a bit about our experience with Melissa’s office.Seven years ago we arrived to meet with Melissa in their office, we arrived very confused, and frightened.As soon as we talked to Melissa, we understood that we were in safe hands, she could tell us the right words, she knew every law related to surrogacy, and that gave us confidence.A year and a half later our baby, the little prince, was born. I can not explain the feeling of being parents. It is the greatest blessing.Melissa’s office did an amazing job, everything was quick, smooth, and successful.Now we’re working on our second child, guess where? :-)Highly recommend them!

  • Colleen Grogan via Google
    May 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    My husband and I had an amazing experience with Reproductive Possibilities. After a long struggle with failed IVF, this journey was smooth and the team was extraordinary. They guided us every step of the way, responded promptly, found us the perfect surrogate and were completely transparent about the costs and possible issues we might face. We faced NO issues. It was a truly life altering experience and Melissa’s team made it truly lovely. Jayme Wolfe was our case worker and she was always responsive and helpful and did it all with a very personal tough. We are now proud parents of a 4 month old baby boy and we couldn’t be happier.

  • Jordan Richie via Google
    May 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    We knew from the first minutes of our first meeting with Melissa that we wanted to work with her and that she and her team would not rest until we had our baby. That was the one thing that was definitive to us in this complicated, roller coaster of a process.Our experience with Melissa was just as she promised. She described the type of surrogate she thought would be right for us and then went out and found her – an extraordinary woman and her extraordinary family. Melissa guided us to the perfect right clinic and the specific doctor there that would be the right match for us. And just as she described – after our baby was born in VA, all the paperwork to have both of our names on the birth certificate was taken care of by the hospital and her office.And through it all we were gently guided with enthusiasm, kindness, care and love.

  • Lawrence Kaplan via Google
    May 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Words cannot express the extraordinary efforts of Melissa Brisman and her capable team at Reproductive Possibilities to help us build a family.Surrogacy is a complicated process and all intended parents should know there are hurdles and at times unforeseen delays, which are all overshadowed by extraordinary moments along the way in the most positive sense. The key is to have the strongest team possible to provide planning, support, and counsel. When we look at our healthy twin boys, we are reminded they are with us thanks to a great deal of hard work and perseverance from Reproductive Possibilities, who kept us feeling positive and aware of each passing step throughout our journey together. From the moment we had our first meeting with Melissa Brisman, we knew we had found the right partner. Melissa’s legal knowledge combined with a talented group of professionals made our dream of having children a reality. Thanks to Melissa’s guidance, we established preferences for our ideal surrogate. While it may have taken a bit longer than we expected to be paired, in the end the Reproductive Possibilities surrogate with whom we worked exceeded every possible expectation. We truly could not have been more fortunate in all aspects of the process, and strongly recommend Melissa and her team without reservation.

  • Mich Val via Facebook
    April 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I am a 2x GS with RP! I had the greatest support as we helped to create 2 families! Every twist and turn I had people behind me to get us to the finish line! We made dreams a reality!

  • Katerina A. via Yelp
    March 27, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Fact: As soon as I posted the review below, I received a letter from Reproductive Possibilities’s attorney accusing me of “attempted theft by extortion”(!) and asking me to either remove the review from the internet… or they take me to court! This alone is telling of the kind of experience one can expect to have with Reproductive Possibilities (RP): self-serving, profit-driven ruthlessness!My husband and I foolishly signed a contract with Reproductive Possibilities more than a year ago. At the very onset of our discussions we were asked to fill in a questionnaire with the characteristics we are looking for in a gestational carrier. Having already gone through an earlier traumatic experience with another surrogate, where we lost a twin pregnancy on month 4, we had put in the questionnaire a set of objective criteria for the candidate we seek, that we felt would improve our chances of success. We are talking about tangible things like an age limit (of 40 years), along with other non-negotiable features (like eligibility with our clinic or a surrogacy-friendly state for the carrier and so on). Alas, during the course of 12 months they were only able to furnish four profiles: The first was above our already very generous age limit of 40 years old. The next candidate was medically obese, with all the pregnancy risks associated with medical obesity, and with all sorts of other red flags including what appeared to be an unstable household and a dire financial need that raises concerns about the person’s household safety. The third candidate was even more medically obese than the second, with BMI of 33.8, which made her automatically ineligible under our clinic’s BMI limits. And the fourth candidate required Lloyds insurance as a back up, which is extremely expensive and which we had ruled out in the questionnaire as totally unaffordable. Each time we expressed our concerns we found deaf ears…. RP claimed they receive several new profiles “each week”; and that they “hoped to fulfill their obligation to us soon”. Only that we never got to see any of those alleged profiles except for the 4 ones above.To all IPs out there: if you’ve read the above and still decide to engage with this agency, make sure you insert every requirement you seek in a candidate explicitly in your services agreement, so that you are legally covered in the scenario RP will fail you. In our case, even though we had embedded the IP questionnaire into the contract, they claimed that the contract obliged them only to provide profiles that “closely matched” our criteria, but not entirely. Effectively, without explicit references in the contract of your minimum requirements, RP can present to you anything with a uterus and be legally covered under the clause of “closely matching” (but not entirely) your criteria. So try to be as specific and explicit as you can and wish. Also make sure you record your initial telephone conversation with them and let them know you’re doing so. Ask them for proof about the number of candidates they receive per week and sample profiles of those candidates (they never gave us any proof–only claimed they received several profiles each week). And keep every email communication so that you can hold them accountable to their claims. But better yet, don’t waste your time. Time is invaluable when you have been trying to have a baby for years. There are better and more transparent agencies out there who can help you. We have worked with A Woman’s Gift in the past, and they are Far Far better than RP and fully transparent about heir GC candidates and their matching process: they put out all their profiles online for parents to see and decide for themselves, instead of refusing to disclose them; parents choose for themselves, instead of waiting to be matched under a non-transparent process; they take no agency fee payment until a match is made–unlike RP, which pocketed a $6,800 downpayment regardless of sourcing for us a single eligible candidate; and the people running the agency are competent, no nonsense, truthful and to the point. Life is too short for dealing with agencies who cannot deliver…. Let alone those who bully you into taking down a negative review!

  • Linda B. via Yelp
    February 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I am a 5-time surrogate. 3 of those were through Reproductive Possibilities, and I can’t say enough good about my experience there. Care was taken to match me with the best couple based on our criteria. The support I received throughout the pregnancy (and after!) was amazing! The staff really understand what we face at the different stages and are beyond caring. Choosing your agency is as critical as the couple you carry for – I ONLY recommend Reproductive Possibilities.

  • Kimberly Tucker via Facebook
    January 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I am currently on my first gestational carrier experience. so far the agency has made this possible and such an easy process. cannot wait for June 2019!

  • Barb McMullen via Facebook
    January 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I was a carrier for this practice about 16 years ago. Used them again about a year and a half later. Not only do I highly recommend this office BUT the journey itself. I have been blessed with two wonderful families and we still stay conncected as much as we can. (Thank You social media) I found this practice to be very informative, thorough and efficient. If you are considering being a carrier CALL THEM! It will be a phone call you won’t regret.

  • Joe Chen via Facebook
    January 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Showout to Patricia! And Sami D Pourier! We love ya’ll! You guys are the best and made 2018 the most exciting year! Thank you!

  • Joe C. via Yelp
    January 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Big shout out-out to Patricia, our wonderful counselor who held the hands of both my wife and our wonderful carrier throughout this beautiful process.  The whole organization, from the caring counselors, to the legal expertise of Melissa and Nancy, to the contacts that help you with insurance and legal matters, to the clinics that they have confidence working with, really made the process as easy as it could have been, for a journey such as this. Partaking in a surrogate journey, one needs to feel confident that the investment is worth it, but importantly, and this is what my wife and I tell everyone, if it fails (and there’s a good chance that it will…) you want to feel that you and your support system did everything possible.  My wife and I have tried international adoption, local adoption, many rounds of treatments, and throughout the whole process we never felt that we got the best opportunity for success.  We never felt that, “hey, we are working with the best people to get our family…”  With RP, and all the support we received, even if we didn’t get our beautiful daughter, we would leave positive reviews.  This is a key thing to remember, understanding that not getting pregnant is not an impetus to leave a negative review, but rather, did your support system do their jobs.  With RP, it was a resounding yes!Our carrier was a bit older, but passed all of her examinations, and we hit it off right away.  When there were misunderstandings or minor mis-communications, Patricia, Melissa/Nancy, and the team were always quick to jump in and resolve things in a clear and timely manner.  We genuinely feel that Patricia, especially, is now more a friend then just our counsel.  With our wonderful daughter now thriving, we are a family but more importantly, we went through this journey smoothly such that everyone, my wife, our carrier, all parties involved feel important and cared for.  No one feels marginalized, everyone feels empowered and/or treated appropriately.  We’ll probably (I say probably) be one and done, so we have no motivation for leaving any review that is not true.  PM me for any questions, and give Patricia a call.  For anyone wondering about negative reviews, ask them this:  are they mad because there was no pregnancy (which can happen even with the best support system, that’s the risk no matter what)?  Because that’s not fair.  Also, are people leaving negative reviews because they are insisting on 23 yo carriers?  Because a 23yo carrier is not always better than a 40 yo, who has the mental maturity, the family support, and the experience to be a better carrier.  A 40yo uterus which proven fertility is just as good as a younger uterus.  Is it an expensive process, yes it is.  But every dollar is accounted for, and I trust RP explicitly with finances.

  • Lawrence K. via Yelp
    December 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Words cannot express the extraordinary efforts of Melissa Brisman and her capable team at Reproductive Possibilities to help us build a family.Surrogacy is a complicated process and all intended parents should know there are hurdles and at times unforeseen delays, which are all overshadowed by extraordinary moments along the way in the most positive sense. The key is to have the strongest team possible to provide planning, support, and counsel. When we look at our healthy twin boys, we are reminded they are with us thanks to a great deal of hard work and perseverance from Reproductive Possibilities, who kept us feeling positive and aware of each passing step throughout our journey together. From the moment we had our first meeting with Melissa Brisman, we knew we had found the right partner. Melissa’s legal knowledge combined with a talented group of professionals made our dream of having children a reality. Thanks to Melissa’s guidance, we established preferences for our ideal surrogate. While it may have taken a bit longer than we expected to be paired, in the end the Reproductive Possibilities surrogate with whom we worked exceeded every possible expectation. We truly could not have been more fortunate in all aspects of the process, and strongly recommend Melissa and her team without reservation.

  • Katerina Alexandraki via Facebook
    October 17, 2018 at 12:00 am

    To all Intended parents: Run away from this agency as fast as you can! They claim they have several gestational carrier candidates applying to them every week… and that they match hundreds of people annually… yet when asked to provide evidence for their claims, they are never willing, nor able, to provide any. My husband and I were fooled into signing a contract with Reproductive Possibilities more than a year ago. At the very onset of our discussions we were asked to fill in a questionnaire with the characteristics we are looking for in a gestational carrier. Having already gone through an earlier traumatic experience with another surrogate, when we lost a twin pregnancy on month 4, we had put in the questionnaire the absolute minimum standards of physical health, along with other sine qua non features (like a surrogacy-friendly state, and so on) as requirements for the candidate we seek. We even pushed to embed the questionnaire into our contract with RP–something which they chose to ignore. Alas, during the course of 12 months they were only able to furnish four profiles, none of which met the absolute minimum requirements we sought. The first “candidate” was above our already very generous age limit of 40 years old. The next two candidates were medically obese, with all the pregnancy risks associated with medical obesity, and with all sorts of other red flags, including unstable households, indeterminate insurance situations, a dire financial need that raises concerns about the person’s household safety, and so on. As for the fourth profile, she required Lloyds insurance as a back up, which is extremely expensive and which we had ruled out in the questionnaire as totally unaffordable. Each time we expressed our concerns, we found deaf ears on he other side…. and promises to find the “perfect match”, “very soon”. To reassure us they repeated their claim that they receive several profiles every week, or that they had a host of past surrogates who were willing to do it again and whose profiles would be made available to us soon…. only that we never saw any of those supposed profiles! As for the owner, Melissa Brisman, she lured us into her agency by flagging her own experience in having children through surrogacy and thus pretending to identify with our anxiety to have a baby and our desire to find a quality gestational carrier. She also bragged about her familiarity with our fertility clinic and told us during our telephone interview that she would use that familiarity to first vet the profiles through our clinic before showing them to us, to save us time and reassure us they are eligible. Turns our she was entirely absent from the process throughout the one year period. Never involved and never bothered to vet any of the candidates with our clinic. All she wanted was to close a transaction, pocket our money and absolve herself and her company from any potential disastrous pregnancy outcome that might ensue out of a wrong GC candidate. To all IPs out there: if you’ve read the above and still decide to engage with this agency, make sure you insert every requirement you seek in a candidate explicitly in your services agreement, so that you are legally covered in the very likely scenario RP will fail you. In our case, even though we had embedded the IP questionnaire into the contract, they argued that the contract obliged them only to provide profiles that “closely matched” our criteria, but not entirely–thus basically absolve themselves from their failure to meet even the most basic of our health criteria. Thesed people will present anyone with a uterus under the guise of “closely matching” (but not entirely) your criteria, so try to be as specific and explicit as you can and wish. Also make sure you record your initial telephone conversation with them and keep every email communication with them so that you can hold them accountable to their claims. But better yet, don’t waste your time with RP. Time is invaluable when you have been trying to have a baby for years. There are better, more honest and more transparent agencies out there who can help you. We have worked with A Woman’s Gift in the past, and they are Far Far better than RP and fully transparent about heir GC candidates and their matching process: they put out all their profiles online for parents to see and decide for themselves, instead of refusing to disclose them (like RP does); parents choose for themselves, instead of waiting to be matched under a non-transparent and undisclosed process by the staff at RP; and the people running the agency are competent, no nonsense, truthful and to the point. Life is too short for dealing with people who, at best, cannot deliver and, at worst, are dishonest.

  • Jennifer M DeVincenzo via Google
    May 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Our journey to have a baby started out in 2005. My husband and I were married for 2 years and decided that it was time to start a family. Well, weeks turned into months, and months turned into years..buy still no baby. We started fertility treatments about a year later in 2006. We did 8 rounds of IVF and they all failed. My husband and I had started to give up hope and decided to leave our last egg at Cornell and take a break. We were heartbroken, broke and devastated to say the least. All this time and money spent on trying to have a baby was taking a toll on us and we decided to call it quits. Sometimes miracles happen when you least expect them. My husband and I decided to become certified adoptive parents and sent out a letter in our Christmas cards that year to let our family and friends know we were thinking of adopting. This is where our lives changed forever. My cousin Kristen, who is like a third sister to me, received our letter and decided that she was going to be a surrogate for us since we had 1 egg left. We could not believe this was happening and our doctor told us to call Melissa Brisman right away to set up an appointment. From the moment we first met with Melissa, we knew we were in the best hands possible. She explained every detail of the surrogacy process to us and was always available to speak with us about any questions or concerns we had. Her office staff was WONDERFUL throughout our entire experience. Katie, Lorraine, Nancy (and so many others) and the entire office worked tirelessly with us and we became very close throughout the entire journey. Our miracle baby was born on February 22, 2015 and every time we look at her we are reminded that dreams do come true and miracles do happen. We also think about our angels here on earth: our doctors, and especially the DEDICATED and SUPPORTIVE staff at Melissa Brisman’s office that not only finalized all of our legal papers, but most importantly became friends that we will always have in our lives.

  • Dash Physical Therapy via Google
    May 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

    With regret I will relay my experience with RP.After 4 months I received 2 profiles, both not the agreed upon qualifications I asked for. I only have afew eggs for IVF, so afew shots at it is all I might have, if that. Thus, I specifically asked for younger surrogates under 35 since all of the research is CRYSTAL clear that advanced age equals considerably lower chance that IVF will work.The average statistics of IVF success are generally around the following:41-43% for women under age 35.33-36% for women ages 35 to 37.23-27% for women ages 38 to 40.Thus noone disagrees that under 35 is advantageous. That being said, the 2 profiles sent to me were a 38 year-old woman divorced in the last month and a 36 year-old woman. When I expressed concern and disagreement given the facts and science of older women and IVF, RP argued maturity is good for a surrogate… which I agree with… but not for someone who has few chances. Furthermore, a divorcing mother with a child does not seem like stability to me. They even told me in my intake interview that they prefer candidates in a marriage particularly with children for that reason. Research and science doesn’t lie, neither does my doctor who works with them on a regular basis. I’m not sure why they continued to deny this when I reached out to express my dissappointment. They continued to defend a point that the research and science and their own referring doctor disagrees with. When I think of who I want to represent my best interests, these profiles being presented to me were not at all in my best interest.The second fact you should be aware of is that their contract states there are NO refunds. I understand this is what I signed, however, ladies you should know that even though you think surrogacy is a last resort and maybe you are told like me that you can never get pregnant…it CAN happen. Who among us would ever assume this could happen!? I got pregnant naturally (miracle, I know) 4 months into paying RP…so no refund, not even partial.While I understand this is their policy I signed and I take accountability for not thinking this could ever happen, my point was at this time they did little work other than send me 2 profiles that did NOT fit the profile I asked for. I would hope they would see that this was an extenuating circumstance, but it was their attitude that struck me the most.Not only did they refuse any type of reimbursement, understandable given I signed the contract, Virginia actually told me if I expressed myself on Facebook: “should you defame our company in any way, we will be contacting our attorney immediately and we will defend our rights to the full extent of the law. As per our service agreement we will hold you liable for our attorney fees.” A bit overboard and quite a threat. When I told her I was only telling the truth and was not intending to ‘defame’ anyone, she then tried to get me to admit to blackmailing them. These were wildly inappropriate emails and an angry attitude. There is no law that says I can’t provide feedback about my experience.The truth is not defaming. My truth is written here for you to decide if this works for you given my experience. Its alot of money and an extremely sensitive and intimate problem we are attempting to solve. Remember, there is always a chance your life will change…pregnancy or other life change could happen… and if no work is done on their side no refund at all seems unfair. Had they done work on my case I could understand the money, but their attitude is what got me the most.From my experience they did not act in my best interest. I also wanted to write this so you are aware that there are NO refunds for any reason. Best of luck to all of you searching to have a child. It is a long and often painful road and my heart is with all of you, since if you are reading this, you got the news I got years ago. Much love.

  • Marisa D'Adamo Rose via Facebook
    July 28, 2017 at 12:00 am

    To all Intended parents: Run away from this agency as fast as you can! They claim they have several gestational carrier candidates applying to them every week… and that they match hundreds of people annually… yet when asked to provide evidence for their claims, they are never willing, nor able, to provide any. My husband and I were fooled into signing a contract with Reproductive Possibilities more than a year ago. At the very onset of our discussions we were asked to fill in a questionnaire with the characteristics we are looking for in a gestational carrier. Having already gone through an earlier traumatic experience with another surrogate, when we lost a twin pregnancy on month 4, we had put in the questionnaire the absolute minimum standards of physical health, along with other sine qua non features (like a surrogacy-friendly state, and so on) as requirements for the candidate we seek. We even pushed to embed the questionnaire into our contract with RP–something which they chose to ignore. Alas, during the course of 12 months they were only able to furnish four profiles, none of which met the absolute minimum requirements we sought. The first “candidate” was above our already very generous age limit of 40 years old. The next two candidates were medically obese, with all the pregnancy risks associated with medical obesity, and with all sorts of other red flags, including unstable households, indeterminate insurance situations, a dire financial need that raises concerns about the person’s household safety, and so on. As for the fourth profile, she required Lloyds insurance as a back up, which is extremely expensive and which we had ruled out in the questionnaire as totally unaffordable. Each time we expressed our concerns, we found deaf ears on he other side…. and promises to find the “perfect match”, “very soon”. To reassure us they repeated their claim that they receive several profiles every week, or that they had a host of past surrogates who were willing to do it again and whose profiles would be made available to us soon…. only that we never saw any of those supposed profiles! As for the owner, Melissa Brisman, she lured us into her agency by flagging her own experience in having children through surrogacy and thus pretending to identify with our anxiety to have a baby and our desire to find a quality gestational carrier. She also bragged about her familiarity with our fertility clinic and told us during our telephone interview that she would use that familiarity to first vet the profiles through our clinic before showing them to us, to save us time and reassure us they are eligible. Turns our she was entirely absent from the process throughout the one year period. Never involved and never bothered to vet any of the candidates with our clinic. All she wanted was to close a transaction, pocket our money and absolve herself and her company from any potential disastrous pregnancy outcome that might ensue out of a wrong GC candidate. To all IPs out there: if you’ve read the above and still decide to engage with this agency, make sure you insert every requirement you seek in a candidate explicitly in your services agreement, so that you are legally covered in the very likely scenario RP will fail you. In our case, even though we had embedded the IP questionnaire into the contract, they argued that the contract obliged them only to provide profiles that “closely matched” our criteria, but not entirely–thus basically absolve themselves from their failure to meet even the most basic of our health criteria. Thesed people will present anyone with a uterus under the guise of “closely matching” (but not entirely) your criteria, so try to be as specific and explicit as you can and wish. Also make sure you record your initial telephone conversation with them and keep every email communication with them so that you can hold them accountable to their claims. But better yet, don’t waste your time with RP. Time is invaluable when you have been trying to have a baby for years. There are better, more honest and more transparent agencies out there who can help you. We have worked with A Woman’s Gift in the past, and they are Far Far better than RP and fully transparent about heir GC candidates and their matching process: they put out all their profiles online for parents to see and decide for themselves, instead of refusing to disclose them (like RP does); parents choose for themselves, instead of waiting to be matched under a non-transparent and undisclosed process by the staff at RP; and the people running the agency are competent, no nonsense, truthful and to the point. Life is too short for dealing with people who, at best, cannot deliver and, at worst, are dishonest.

  • Sarah Beth via Facebook
    June 8, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Lovely people to work with and a beautiful experience to go through!

  • Tinina Q. Cade via Facebook
    April 24, 2017 at 12:00 am
  • Karim Witts via Facebook
    August 11, 2016 at 12:00 am

    It was my dream to be a surrogate just as it was the intended parents dream to have a baby. I am glad that Reproductive Possibilities was there to help my husband and I along on our journey.

  • Sessy Martinez via Facebook
    July 28, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I love this agency and what it does for families that aren’t able to have their own children. I started the process of being a gestational carrier in 2013. It’s a wonderful feeling to do this for a family and see how you can make someone so happy and complete their family. This agency has been great in the whole process. They communicate, hear your concerns out, very organized and most important they are like a family helping through out the process. I have done this process twice with same family. Just deliver another bundle of joy 7/21/16. I recommend this agency to anyone looking to have a family. I have four more years in me and if another family presents itself to me, I would do it in a heartbeat.

  • Amy Jo Brunelle via Facebook
    July 13, 2016 at 12:00 am

    My name is Amy I’ve been with reproductive possibilities for 4 yrs now!!!! I love being a surrogate mother it’s a great feeling to be able to help bless a family in need whom cannot have a baby the old fashioned way! I have done 2 successful pregnancies and on to my 3rd the first 2 were for the same intended parents and this new one is for a new family!!! I am very blessed to have the amazing healthy body I do and to be able to share that with others whom are not as fortunate as I! Reproductive possibilities has been very supportive and have always been there to answer any questions I may have had through out my journeys I definitely would and have recommended this company to others!!! ❤️❤️

  • Magdalena Medina via Facebook
    July 9, 2016 at 12:00 am
  • Browneyes Krissy via Facebook
    June 28, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I would like to become a surrogate mother. Its has always been my dream to bring job to a female who cant have kids. I live in jamaica

  • Diana Fobiri via Facebook
    June 20, 2016 at 12:00 am
  • Nichole Barnes Myers via Facebook
    April 21, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I started my journey around 2012 and am on my second journey! This office has done such a wonderful job helping me through my journey and I would recommend this office to IP or Carriers! I especially want to thank Helene for all her help and support! Thank you so much to all!

  • Shea N Stan Ruff via Facebook
    February 26, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I am on my second journey with this agency. I would like to start off by saying they have been great. I have had the privilege of working with many of the different coordinators and they all are so nice and would do whatever they can to make you happy. I know that while us women are pregnant we are not always the easiest to deal with. I can’t imagine what they deal with on a day to day basis, but they have never made me feel like I wasn’t important or they didn’t have time to answer any questions I might have. If you are considering becoming a surrogate I would highly recommend using them. Also, if you have any questions about how things work or what to expect feel free to ask me. Keep up the great work you all do daily. What you do is so important in making families complete.

  • Deana Seitz via Facebook
    February 25, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I completed my first surrogacy in October. It was the best experience I ever had! This agency is so kind and loving. I am currently in process of blessing another family.

  • Kelly Becker Gillmer via Facebook
    February 10, 2016 at 12:00 am

    In 2011 I started my journey to become a surrogate and I was referred to Reproductive Possibilities by a friend who was also using the agency as a surrogate. From the time that I started the paperwork to the completition of my 2nd journey (both journeys of mine were with the same family) we were very pleased with all of the employees at Reproductive Possibilities, from the receptionist to the coordinator and everyone in between . As with any journey there were some hiccups along the way but Melissa and her team were right there to answer any questions and get the issues resolved as quickly as they could. If you are looking for a reputable surrogacy company with many years of experience then you have come to the right agency.

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