Looking for guidance as you expand your family?

Everyone’s journey is different…

Making the decision to expand you family can come with a great deal of emotions. It can also come with obstacles and unknowns that can make a significant impact on your journey. It’s important to remember that not everyone’s journey will look the same and while social media may glorify the process and make it seem as you’re the only one going through challenges, you’re not. You are not alone. 

 

Which Method to Choose…

Making the decision to expand you family can come with a great deal of emotions. It can also come with obstacles and unknowns that can make a significant impact on your journey. It’s important to remember that not everyone’s journey will look the same and while social media may glorify the process and make it seem as you’re the only one going through challenges, you’re not. You are not alone. 

 

Can I do this on my own?

Most families reach out to us once they are at wit’s end… once they have spent money on things that were not necessary or once they have gotten to the point that the process has become too overwhelming to continue on their own.

These journeys can come with a great deal of emotions. It can also come with obstacles and unknowns that can make a significant impact on your journey. It’s important to remember that not everyone’s experience will be the same and while social media may glorify the process and make it seem as you’re the only one going through challenges, you’re not.

Although we know you are more than capable to accomplish anything, know that you are not alone and you don’t have to do it all on your own.

 

Why Choose Us?

Surrogacy, IVF, Adoption, and everything that comes along with these processes are not taught in law school. Experience in the field, seeing the different outcomes, and how each play out is what has allowed us to build the wealth of knowledge that we are fortunate to have.

The processes, the options, clinic contracts, egg donations, embryo donations, and lifestyle adjustments among others… are all things that we have learned to navigate over the decades of experience. As technology and societal expectations evolve, we have to evolve with them and that comes with first-hand experience and staying up-to-date in these fields. 

We have worked with hundreds of families through these journeys and two things have always held true… it’s not a “one-size-fits-all” and families NEED support because the complexities can get overwhelming.

 

How We Support You & Your Family…

Adoption

We will..

Explain the process to you step-by-step and discuss what will be needed along the way

Provide you with the resources you’ll need to prepare for each part of the process

Help you select the best option based on your wants, needs and lifestyle

Help you select an adoption agency (if applicable) based on your criteria (Location, Availability, Responsiveness, Religious Preferences, Specializations, etc

Guide and support you through the foster/adoption screening process (including background checks, screening, home studies, inspections, social worker interviews, case worker interviews, etc)

Preparation of legal documentation & finalizing legal process (including meeting with the ASP (Adoption Services Provider), finalizing consent from birth parents, court filings, interstate impact agreements, etc)

The ART of Expanding Your Family

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

Surrogacy

With California being a surrogacy-friendly state, most families choose to take their journey here. 

We will…

Breakdown the process for you and discuss what to expect along the way

Provide you with the resources that you need take the necessary steps

Guide and support you through the contracts involved including those with the fertility clinics, egg donations, embryo donations, agencies and surrogate mothers, etc.

IVF

We will…

Discuss your fertility options

Explain the process step-by-step and discuss what to expect through the process

Provide you with the resources that you need along the way

Guide and support you with egg and/or sperm donation process (if applicable)

Learn More About The Journeys

Adoption

IVF

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We welcome the opportunity to guide you through your divorce or other family law matter with great care. Call 818-212-0010 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation. We represent clients throughout California from our offices in Calabasas and Santa Barbara.

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Founding attorney Maya Shulman emphasizes clear communication and accessibility from start to finish. We keep our clients informed at every step. Our goal is to put you in the best position possible to begin the next phase of your life while minimizing the stress and cost that many associate with divorce and other family law matters.