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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...

Adoption Stork Drops: How to Prepare for a Baby Quickly!

During adoption, it might seem there are times when you’re waiting weeks or months. Then, everything can fall into place quickly. For all your planning and preparation, you might still find yourself days from a new baby’s arrival with more to do!

Ways to Raise Money for Adoption

The cost of private adoption can vary considerably depending on a number of factors. The cost has been estimated at anywhere between $15,000 and $60,000. This assumes a private domestic adoption. Costs associated with an international adoption can sometimes be much higher.

What You Should Know When Considering Transracial Adoption

A transracial adoption, also known as interracial adoption or transcultural adoption, takes place when a child of one race or ethnic group is adopted by parents of a different race or ethnic group.

6 Tips for Enjoying Your Adoption Wait

Adoption can be a lengthy process, especially when you consider that many adoptive parents think about it for years. It is not unusual for adopting a newborn to take two years or more.

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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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