Family Formation Blog

What If There Are Medical Issues in a Surrogate Pregnancy?

Surrogate Carriers are chosen based on a number of health criteria that maximize the odds of a healthy, safe, and simple pregnancy. But, like any pregnancy, surrogacy presents possible medical challenges. 

Do I Need a Private Attorney If I Am Using a Program to Find a Surrogate?

Surrogacy is a complex journey. A successful surrogacy journey takes lots of preparation and may require months of work both before and after the pregnancy.

Starting Step-Parent Adoption? You Might Not Need to Notify a Bio-Parent

Maintaining a positive relationship with the other bio-parent of your child is not always possible. In many cases, despite your best intentions, you might find the other bio-parent is irresponsible and unreasonable. This can raise questions as you move forward with...

Can I change my name if I am adopted as an adult?

What Are Adult Adoptions?

Adult adoptions enable an adult to enter a legal parent-child relationship with another adult who is a parental figure to them. This relationship confers all of the same rights and responsibilities as a biological parent-child relationship. For...

Current Clients: What to Expect During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a profound effect on businesses around the country. In many places today, companies deemed “non-essential” must cease all in-person activity immediately. This will help curb the spread of COVID-19, also called coronavirus.

“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