Deciding to build your family through adoption or with the use of third party reproductive assistance (collaborative reproduction)  is both exciting and stressful. For individuals or couples considering adoption, assisted reproductive technology or surrogacy as a means to achieving their family building goal, there are often many steps to work through and details to consider before starting the process.  Each of these processes takes time, patience and persistence. 

Having an experienced, client centered attorney like Jennifer Fairfax guide you through this journey can help minimize risks and reduce problems that could arise.  Jennifer Fairfax is an accomplished family building attorney licensed in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, and has experience in helping clients explore adoption and assisted reproductive technology options. If you are adoptive or intended parents, she can guide searching parents through each step of the journey to help make your family complete. She offers legal counsel on all adoption options, and assists in navigating the avenues available in locating birth parents, surrogates, intended parents and, if preferred, working with a reputable agency. If you are interested in being a gestational carrier, Jennifer can help you get started down that path.  To read what other clients have said about Jennifer's work with them you check out the testimonials on this Website.

Adoption Process

Jennifer and Catelyn work with prospecitve adoptive parents from helping them decide which path to parenthood is best for them to finalizing an adoption.  The firm has assisted clients in private adoptions and agency adoptions both intrastate and interstate.  More >

Expectant Parents - Jennifer and Catelyn works with expectant parents - if you are a birth parent, our Family Formation Law Offices can advise you of the options available for locating a family and advocate for you in the adoption process.  All birth parents who are considering adoption receive a free phone or in person consultation to discuss options.  More >

LGBT

Jennifer handles LGBT legal issues.  Jennifer has handled legal issues involving lesbian and gay families her entire career.  She has handled second parent adoptions for gay, lesbian and heterosexual clients all across Maryland, Virginia and in the District of Columbia. She can provide you a smooth road to securing your legal rights as parents in any of the jurisdictions. She actively participates in LGBT forums and roundtables and speaks to other legal professionals on the legal and ethical routes to securing gay and lesbian parenting rights.  More >

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Jennifer assists Intended Parents in the negotiation of a legal contract with a Gestational Carrier and obtaining a Birth Order once the Gestational Carrier is pregnant.  Jennifer provides consultation on advertising and interviewing Gestational Carriers and will assist you through the legal and court process.  More >

Jennifer Fairfax Family Formation Law Offices represents Gestational Carriers in the negotiation of their legal contract with Intended Parents once matched through a Coordinating or Matching Program.  Representing Gestational Carriers for over 17 years, Jennifer will review with you the legal terms of the contract and explain the court process.  More > 

 

LGBT

Jennifer handles LGBT legal issues.  Jennifer has handled legal issues involving lesbian and gay families her entire career.  She has handled second parent adoptions for gay, lesbian and heterosexual clients all across Maryland, Virginia and in the District of Columbia. She can provide you a smooth road to securing your legal rights as parents in any of the jurisdictions. She actively participates in LGBT forums and roundtables and speaks to other legal professionals on the legal and ethical routes to securing gay and lesbian parenting rights.  More >

“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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