Navigating new beginnings

family at home

Formalize relationships and build your family.

There are many ways to create and grow a family. Whether you want to formalize relationships as a blended family through adoption or are navigating assisted reproduction options, we can help you understand the legal aspects of your choices and complete the necessary applications and agreements.

How family formation services work

  • We will meet with you to discuss your family’s circumstances and needs.
  • We will help you understand your legal rights and obligations and discuss the options for formalizing your family relationships.
  • When appropriate, we will collaborate with others involved, including birth parents, intended parents, grandparents and extended family, adult children, surrogates, donors, or child services agencies to develop a plan. 
  • We will help you navigate the adoption, guardianship, or third-party reproduction process.

Are family formation services right for you?

Individuals and couples navigating the following circumstances benefit from legal assistance:

  • Guardianship applications
  • Adoption applications
  • Sperm or egg donation agreements
  • Surrogacy or gestational agreements

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