Family Formation Blog

Do I Have a Right to an Attorney Throughout the Surrogacy Journey?

Expanding your family via surrogacy is an amazing journey. As parents, you are entrusting the first nine months of growth and development of your precious child to someone else. In addition to protecting your legal rights, an attorney experienced in surrogate legal services...

Will I Be a Parent if I Donate my Genetic Material?

State laws vary regarding egg, embryo or sperm donor rights and responsibilities. The best interests of the child are made the priority in any legal determination. In order to best answer this common question, let's consider examples of each situation individually.

What Are Some Initial Questions to Ask a Birth Mother?

As a prospective adoptive parent, your first meeting with a potential expectant birth mother can be a heady mix of excitement and anxiety. Knowing what questions to ask will help you stay focused, obtain the information you are looking for, and gain some insight into what...

What Happens at the Hospital After I Have My Baby?

Deciding to place a child for adoption both for adoptive and birth parents. One of the most common questions parents have is, “What’s going to happen at the hospital?” Encompassed here are questions about seeing the baby after it’s born, whether the adoptive parents will be...

Can I get paid to be a donor?

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is an exciting field, both for those who can benefit and those who can contribute genetic material. If you’re considering contributing by providing an embryo, an egg, or sperm, you may be wondering if you’ll be compensated for your time....

“I believe in working with each of my clients—in support of their family dynamic—to make the dreams of parenthood a reality. Whether you are single or married; or gay; a step-parent, a surrogate or intended parent or a child of adoption, it is my mission to serve as your advocate. With a dedication to the ethical and sensitive nature of each situation, I will help you understand the laws within Maryland or Washington, DC for adoption or surrogacy, and pledge to be your partner throughout the journey.” - Jennifer Fairfax