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Building Your LBGTQ+ Family: Considering Options

Are you an LGBTQ+ person or couple considering ways to grow your family?Family is about more than just biology – it’s about love. Luckily, the landscape for LGBT family planning has never been better. When you’re sure that you’re ready for a new addition to your family, there...

When Should I Consider IVF?

In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is a common procedure intended to help families have children. Women and, if partnered, their partners who have had difficulty conceiving can use IVF to facilitate pregnancy. IVF can also be a way for a lesbian couple to conceive and carry a child...

Can I get paid to be a donor?

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is an exciting field, both for those who can benefit and those who can contribute genetic material. If you’re considering contributing by providing an embryo, an egg, or sperm, you may be wondering if you’ll be compensated for your time....

What Is the Difference Between Traditional and Gestational Surrogacy?

Surrogacy is a type of assisted reproductive technology (ART) that requires a woman who is not the intended mother to carry a pregnancy to term, give birth to the child, and then give that child to its intended parents. Although every surrogate pregnancy requires someone to...

What is the Difference between an Attorney Run ART Program and a Non-Attorney Run Program?

Assisted reproductive technology, or ART, is an ever-evolving field. From the medical techniques used to help create a new life to the legal issues surrounding those techniques and the parties actions, the entire field can change in a very short time. If you’re considering ART,...

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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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