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Gestational Carrier Agreements: 6 Things to Know

In a pregnancy, a gestational carrier has a role similar to a traditional surrogate. The difference is that the gestational carrier is not genetically related to the child. Before pregnancy, an embryo is fertilized using the egg and sperm of the intended parents or of donors the...

How Do I Bond With a Surrogate Baby?

Bonding with a newborn is very important.  Emotional bonding between a child and parent is essential to healthy development. These early bonds are the basis of an infant’s sense of security. Children develop their first instincts about whether their world is safe or unsafe –...

What If There Are Medical Issues in a Surrogate Pregnancy?

Surrogate Carriers are chosen based on a number of health criteria that maximize the odds of a healthy, safe, and simple pregnancy. But, like any pregnancy, surrogacy presents possible medical challenges. 

Do I Need a Private Attorney If I Am Using a Program to Find a Surrogate?

Surrogacy is a complex journey. A successful surrogacy journey takes lots of preparation and may require months of work both before and after the pregnancy.

Intended Parent Legal Services: What Is Medical Clearance?

The journey of adoptive parents and surrogates can be a long and complex one that requires time and attention. The steps involved are usually put into place to help protect the individuals, including the Child. One of the first steps that happen in the surrogacy process is...

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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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