Family Formation Blog

Creating a Compelling Adoption Profile

When you wish to adopt a child, you’ll need to complete an adoption profile either to search privately (independent adoption) or through an agency. Many prospective adoptive parents don’t find out about the profile until well into the process, but you can begin working on it at...

What are the Factors that Impact the Length of Time it takes to Adopt?

No two adoption journeys are exactly the same, just like no two children are exactly the same. The length of time it will take to adopt your child varies due to a number of different factors. Individual situations and preferences on your part and on the part of the expectant ...

Does My Private Agency Have to Be in the State Where I Live?

Every year, private adoption agencies help thousands of children find a loving forever home. Private agency adoption is distinct from public adoption, which takes place through the foster care system.

What Happens at the Hospital After I Have My Baby?

Deciding to place a child for adoption naturally leads to a lot of questions. One of the most common questions parents have is, “What’s going to happen at the hospital?” Encompassed here are questions about seeing the baby after it’s born, whether the adoptive parents will be...

What Is the Difference Between Private Adoption and Agency Adoption?

Whether you’re only just beginning to consider adopting, or you’ve already decided it’s the route you want to take to grow your family, you probably have questions about different types of adoptions. One of these likely concerns the differences between private adoptions and...

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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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