The Family Formation team are adoption experts. We have assisted hundreds of families on their adoption journeys. Whether you are interested in infant adoption, want to adopt a relative, a step child, or an adult, Family Formation can help. We provide compassionate and customized legal advice and guidance, always with an eye to precluding issues. 

Family Formation Infant Adoption

Whether you are searching for an agency or other professional who can help you with find a baby to adopt, or if you have already found and expectant mom who wants to place her child with you, Family Formation will be with you through every step of the infant adoption process!  This includes:

  1. Coordinating your home study or investigation
  2. Consulting with the expectant mother and, when appropriate, the birth father as well
  3. Helping you create a profile that captures who you are as a family
  4. Providing legal consultation throughout the entire adoption process
  5. Helping you navigate your relationship with your birth mother 
  6. Coordinating with the hospital to ensure a smooth delivery and discharge 
  7. Finding the right balance for contact with the birth family in the future
  8. Drafting all court documents necessary to finalize the adoption.

We work closely with all parties to create a clear plan, to identify and address all potential legal issues. We make sure the adoption is solid and that the adoptive parents’ and birth parents’ needs are met.

Call us today to schedule a free 15 minute consultation with Megan Cohen.  The quickest way to reach us is by calling: (925) 945-1880 or by email by clicking contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!


infant adoption

- Meagan

I couldn’t be happier with the service I got and continue to get from Family Formation. I have formed an intense bond with Megan. She has also helped me connect with other birth moms around my age and in my area so I have formed a community of young women who know what I am going through. Adoption isn’t an easy choice, but Family Formation helped me to be strong. I am so incredibly thankful and grateful for their ongoing services to help me and my beautiful daughter and her family.

- Rhonda, Mother of a Birth Mother

As the biological grandmother of an adopted child, I can honestly say that had my daughter not found Megan and Family Formation, the whole process of adoption would have been completely overwhelming for our whole family. Megan was there for my daughter, the baby’s father, and even us, the grandparents. She encouraged each of us to call with any questions or concerns (and there were a lot), and was exceptionally understanding. She made answering our concerns her only priority. Megan was there in person before and after the birth, and she was always, and still is, there for us, by phone or email. She found the perfect parents for our grandchild, and we couldn’t have asked for more. Megan made going through this heartbreaking experience less so, and I would highly recommend her. It’s not business for her. It’s personal, and it’s something you feel each time you speak with her.

- Jill

Through a friend of a friend came a gentle suggestion to call this lawyer named Megan who may be able to offer me another option. After my first conversation with Megan, I felt like the clouds parted. A huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Megan went the extra mile with me and still is. She was never judgmental or condescending. More than anything, she wanted me to know it was my choice. I never felt like I was thrown away after all was said and done. Her qualities are genuine… refreshing for a lawyer. I won’t lie and say it hasn’t been hard. I think of my son every day and although I miss him, at least I know I gave him a chance.

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