Family Formation Blog

What Is the Difference Between Private Adoption and Agency Adoption?

Whether you’re only just beginning to consider adopting, or you’ve already decided it’s the route you want to take to grow your family, you probably have questions about different types of adoptions. One of these likely concerns the differences between private adoptions and...

Can I Prevent Information About My Adoption From Being Shared?

When an adoption is completed, family and friends may have questions. These may be more intrusive or insensitive than you’d like. In some instances, information may not necessarily be available to you. It can feel like an intrusive violation when others want to know too much...

How Much Does an Adoption Cost?

Costs for adoption can vary depending on several factors. International adoptions can be more (or less) expensive than domestic adoptions. Adopting a special needs child, an infant, or a sibling group, for instance, may all carry different costs. Most of these are wholly...

What is the Difference between an Attorney Run ART Program and a Non-Attorney Run Program?

Assisted reproductive technology, or ART, is an ever-evolving field. From the medical techniques used to help create a new life to the legal issues surrounding those techniques and the parties actions, the entire field can change in a very short time. If you’re considering...

Do I Have to Do a Step Parent Adoption if I am Married to My Child’s Other Parent?

“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