Family Formation Blog

Do I Have to Do a Re-Adoption?

 

Completing an international adoption can be a tricky business. Given that adoption laws often vary from state to state, let alone from country to country, it’s easy to see how the process might become convoluted and difficult to decipher. One snag that might present itself...

Do We Have to Tell My Parents I Am Being Adopted?

Adoption carries a certain (and well-deserved) assumption that it’s mostly about babies and kids. It’s true that the most common adoptions are those involving a minor being placed with a new family. However, adult adoptions are more common than you think. Adult adoption can...

How Old Are Kids Who Are in Foster Care?

There are currently hundreds of thousands of children in the foster care system. Their reasons for being in the system are as widely varied as their ages, which can range from infancy all the way through the age of 18 (or 21, depending on the state). Their stories can be...

What Are the Requirements to Adopt from a Private Agency?

Adoption is an amazing and thoroughly fulfilling way to grow your family. However, the process can be something of an enigma. From private through foster adoptions, international, and other adoption types, requirements can change. This may leave you wondering exactly what the...

What is a Home Study?

Home studies are an essential component of the adoption process. They can seem somewhat intimidating, as it means an outside party will be poking into your daily routine, your family dynamics, and even your finances. It’s just one part of making sure that every adopted child...

“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