Family Formation Blog

Becoming an Adoptive Parent: Singles Versus Couples

Are you thinking about becoming an adoptive parent?

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...

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.

New Adoptive Parents: Getting Support

Congratulations! Completing the adoption process is a tremendous life milestone for you and for your child. It's often the case that the process is so consuming, new adoptive parents focus all their time and energy on it. When it's all over, the future can seem daunting. What...

“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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