Family Formation Blog

Adoption Post Placement Visits: What You Should Expect

During the adoption process, prospective adoptive parents will go through a variety of steps to help the state ensure they are creating a safe and supportive environment for a child. No matter whether you’re adopting as a single person or a partnered couple, these steps are very...

Egg Donation Contracts, Why Should You Have One?

Egg donation happens when a donor gives her eggs to another person(s) to allow the recipient to become pregnant or to use with a surrogate. An egg donor may be someone known to the recipient or could be connected through the IVF clinic or an Egg Donor Program.  To donate, the...

What is a Surrogacy Hospital Plan?

Surrogacy is a long journey for both the Intended Parents and the surrogate mother. It takes much longer than nine months – many  Intended Parents work toward the dream of growing their family for years.

Should I Become a Surrogate?

"Should I become a surrogate mother?” 

In the end, only you can answer this highly personal question. 

But there are certain things you can think about as you make your decision.

What to Expect in a Surrogacy Arrangement

Every surrogacy process needs to include a surrogacy contract. The contract lays out the responsibilities and rights of all the parties to the surrogacy. While the idea of a contract can sometimes be intimidating, it is for the best when everyone knows exactly what to expect!

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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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