Family Formation Blog

What is a Home Study?

Home studies are an essential component of the adoption process. They can seem somewhat intimidating, as it means an outside party will be poking into your daily routine, your family dynamics, and even your finances. It’s just one part of making sure that every adopted child...

How Do I Give My Baby Up for Adoption?

Adoption can be an excellent option for pregnant women who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to take on the responsibility of raising a child at this time in their lives. Many families have been created because a pregnant woman decided that the best choice for herself and...

Overview of Virginia Adoption Laws

Adopting a child, while wonderfully rewarding, is a complicated legal process. It often requires guidance from experienced attorneys and professionals. All adoptions in Virginia begin with a home study and conclude with a finalization of the adoption. 

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How Long Does an Adoption Take?

One of the most stressful and trying parts of adoption is the waiting. It can takes months, even years, for the adoption process to move from the intake phase to finalization. There are several factors that can impact how long it takes to complete the adoption process. As you go...

How Do We Adopt a Baby?

Adoption is a family building option available to those who are unable to have a biological child or otherwise want to grow their family through adoption. As popular as adoption has become, it can still be difficult to know how to get started or what to expect during the...

“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