Donor and Recipient Reviews
We are [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] and this is our beautiful journey to Baby [REDACTED].
At the age of 25, I, [REDACTED], was diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) or “early menopause.” This was an incidental finding during a visit to my OBGYN. At the time, I was told I would never be able to have a child and I believed that for many years. Fortunately, when I met my husband [REDACTED], who is a physician, he reviewed all of my medical files and discovered that even though I would not be able to have a child with my own DNA, I would be able to carry a child with the help of an egg donor. My world erupted with fireworks and the first real signs of hope arose in me of becoming a mother through pregnancy.
One of our friends told us about the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago and how Dr. Sherbahn was a miracle worker. She has been blessed with a toddler and a set of twins with the help of Dr. Sherbahn. [REDACTED] and I weren’t sure what to expect, as we would need an egg donor, but from the moment we called the clinic, we knew our friend was right; we were in the best possible hands for our situation. Dr. Sherbahn explained to us the process of IVF with egg donation and shared with us that the clinic had its own egg donor bank. What a relief! Being able to work with the same clinic for everything made our journey less stressful and very easy. Not to mention the staff/nurses at the clinic. We ended up traveling to all three locations throughout our journey and at each location the staff were the best we have ever met! They all exceeded our expectations.
When we started looking at possible egg donors, it seemed almost impossible to “select” who would be the one to help us start our journey to [REDACTED]. However, I will have to tell you, once we read through the profile of the wonderful lady we selected, we knew. We just knew she was the one.
I wish I could have met her. Not to see what she looked like in person, as the pictures in her profile are very helpful. Not to see if we were about the same height or if our eyes were both the same kind of blue or even to see how similar or different our personalities were. I wish I could have met her so that I could tell her how she is changing our life. How by her sacrifice of donating her eggs, she is giving me the opportunity to experience life from within. I would tell her that without her, I would have never known what it was like to carry a child, to feel those kicks and wiggles in my belly. How, because of her gift, we are now bringing [REDACTED] into this world and we have the upmost privilege of being [REDACTED]’s parents.
If you are a current donor, we want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Even if you weren’t our donor, you are giving other couple’s like us the opportunity to experience the joy of carrying their own child, which we believe, is the greatest gift you can give. If you are contemplating becoming a donor, we want to encourage you to read our story and see how by one donor’s gift, our lives have changed forever.
A very big thank you. The donors that helped us to fulfill our dreams for a family may never fully understand just how thankful we are for their role. Young women, many of you hold the power to grant dreams, to help wanting people become loving parents. We are ever grateful for our donors. Thank you once again.
We have had the help of two donors through Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago. Dr Sherbahn and his team were able to take eggs the donors shared with us and turn them into the reality of children, of family. The difference at Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago is very apparent. Dr Sherbahn is knowledgeable, straight forward and holds a very high standard for procedures and accuracy within his clinic. The team is kind, helpful and detailed with their work. They understand that the work they are doing is truly changing peoples lives and they take that very seriously, holding very high standards and running a very tight ship. We truly believe all of these factors played a large role in growing our family. I can not say enough about Dr Sherbahn and Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago. This clinic was not our first stop but it will be our last and most joyous one as we now have the family we longed for and we know if our hearts burst for more children this is where we will return.
Forever Grateful, Anonymous
I had a truly amazing experience donating my eggs at Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago—so much so that it was hard to say goodbye. The nurses I worked with were some of the kindest and sincerest people I've ever met. They went above and beyond to ensure I was happy and comfortable during my cycles, and they quickly became my friends. Words can't adequately describe how it feels to give a couple the chance to have a child. I am incredibly humbled and fortunate, and I couldn't be happier with my decision to donate.
My overall experience with Advanced Fertility Center has been nothing but a positive experience. I had been referred by a friend who had previously participated in the program. At first, I was a little unsure. However, after beginning the process, I realized that this was something that could truly be a fulfilling experience. The idea of being able to help a couple who wants nothing more than to start a family of their own was heart-warming and eye opening. I do not yet have a family of my own, but the idea of not having the option in the future can be a very difficult concept to swallow. It has brought me great joy to know that I am giving this gift to someone else. The staff at Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago is wonderful as well. They are all welcoming and make you feel comfortable while going through all the steps and the procedure. I have nothing but positive things to say about this clinic and their staff. I will never regret becoming an egg donor and would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of becoming one.