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Why Hire an Attorney in My Home State to Assist Me With Surrogacy?

Even if you know someone who has agreed to serve as a surrogate mother for your future child – and even if that person doesn’t reside in your state – it’s still essential to find an attorney you can trust to help you through the process in your home state.

What is a Surrogacy Hospital Plan?

Surrogacy is a long journey for both the Intended Parents and the surrogate mother. It takes much longer than nine months – many  Intended Parents work toward the dream of growing their family for years.

Should I Become a Surrogate?

"Should I become a surrogate mother?” 

In the end, only you can answer this highly personal question. 

But there are certain things you can think about as you make your decision.

What to Expect in a Surrogacy Arrangement

Every surrogacy process needs to include a surrogacy contract. The contract lays out the responsibilities and rights of all the parties to the surrogacy. While the idea of a contract can sometimes be intimidating, it is for the best when everyone knows exactly what to expect!

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...

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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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