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What You Should Know to Avoid Adoption Scams

Recent changes in the social and legal landscape make adoption scams more likely than ever before. If you are considering adoption, it’s crucial you take the right steps to protect yourself and your family. A scam can be highly convincing, and scammers prey upon people with good...

What is Artificial Twinning and Why is it So Controversial?

Artificial twinning is a term you may hear if you are planning to introduce a child or children into your family who are of similar age. For example adopting two children close in age at the same time born to different birth parents. Though it is controversial, all families...

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.

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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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