Family Formation Blog

Top 3 Questions When Looking at Surrogacy Agencies

When they want to grow their family, many aspiring parents use a surrogate. A surrogate carries a baby to term on behalf of the parents. Upon birth, paperwork is filed to transfer all rights to the parents.

Do Pregnant Minors Have Parental Rights?

Wondering about parental rights?

Selecting Gender in Adoption

Are you wondering about gender in adoption? Gender in adoption is an interesting and sometimes complicated topic any aspiring adoptive parent should know a little bit about.

What is Adoption Assistance?

Each year, about 135,000 children are adopted in the United States. A significant portion of these have some form of special need. Special needs can arise for many different reasons not limited to disability. Whatever the case, special needs children often require exceptional...

My Friend Wants to be My Surrogate - Now What?

When you are using the help of a surrogate to grow your family, having a good relationship is key. Most surrogates are retained through a private service that makes introductions between surrogates and the prospective parents. There may be several rounds of interviews to get to...

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“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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