Family Formation Blog

When Should I Consider IVF?

In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is a common procedure intended to help families have children. Women and, if partnered, their partners who have had difficulty conceiving can use IVF to facilitate pregnancy. IVF can also be a way for a lesbian couple to conceive and carry a child...

Adoption Cost: Domestic Versus International

Adopting is a big process that often requires prospective parents to start planning a few years in advance. Of course, it’s important to feel you are emotionally prepared for all parenthood has in store. Another big reason, however, is the cost involved. Both domestic and...

Step Parent Adoption: 3 Unique Challenges

Step parent adoption is a major milestone in uniting two families into a blended, enduring whole. Step  parent adoption is the process by which a person legally adopts the child of his or her spouse. Once this is complete, the step parent gains all the legal rights associated...

Coping With Adoption Stress

Adoption stress is normal and natural. After all, choosing to adopt is a big decision. Seeing the process through to the end can involve plenty of twists and turns. Any time there’s uncertainty to deal with, some stress is sure to follow – especially with something as deeply...

Adopting During COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a major impact on how adoptions are conducted in the United States. The basic adoption process remains the same, following rules set by each state. But the need to keep birth parents, prospective parents and the child safe means some key details have changed.

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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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