Family Formation Blog

What to Expect Post-Birth in a Surrogacy Arrangement?

A surrogacy arrangement describes any legal arrangement where a surrogate mother carries a pregnancy on behalf of an intended parent or parents. Surrogacy can take many different forms.

Packing Checklist to Pick Up Your Adopted Baby

You may have prepared for this moment for months or even years. But getting the call that it’s time to pick up your newborn can still come as a surprise. You may have only a few hours of notice before you need to get moving. Even if the drive is short, it can feel like the most...

Known Sperm Donor Agreements; Why Do They Matter?

A known sperm donor agreement (“KspDA”) is used when prospective parents want to make an agreement with a person known to them for sperm donation services. Sperm donation helps parents conceive in any case where the male partner is infertile or among same-sex female couples.

What You Should Know about Birth Fathers’ Rights

It’s often assumed that when it comes to matters of family planning, fathers have few rights. However, this is not the case. In all U.S. states and territories, the law spells out the rights of a child’s biological father, also called the birth father. This remains true in cases...

What is ICPC and How Does it Work?

If you are pursuing adoption, you might already have heard about ICPC. If not, this will become a part of your adoption journey if you find yourself adopting a child who currently resides in a different state.

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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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