Family Formation Blog

Gestational Carrier Agreements: 6 Things to Know

In a pregnancy, a gestational carrier has a role similar to a traditional surrogate. The difference is that the gestational carrier is not genetically related to the child. Before pregnancy, an embryo is fertilized using the egg and sperm of the intended parents or of donors...

How Difficult Is It to Adopt Step Children?

Blended families are becoming increasingly common in America. Over the many stages of life, it is far from unusual for people who have children from a previous relationship to plan a future together.

Intrauterine Insemination: Is It Right for You?

Women seeking to become pregnant can explore many different fertility treatments that may help them.While almost everyone has heard of in vitro fertilization (IVF), there is an alternative more suitable for some women: Intrauterine insemination, also called IUI. Although...

Becoming an Adoptive Parent: Singles Versus Couples

Are you thinking about becoming an adoptive parent?

How Do I Bond With a Surrogate Baby?

Bonding with a newborn is very important.  Emotional bonding between a child and parent is essential to healthy development. These early bonds are the basis of an infant’s sense of security. Children develop their first instincts about whether their world is safe or unsafe –...

“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

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