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Providing a village of experienced legal support in family formation matters.

Our firm aims to provide a village of support to all individuals, couples, and families in need. We can assist with all stages of family building through egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation, surrogacy, or adoption.

At Village Law Group, we respect and protect ALL families, regardless of how they are made or defined.

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Assisted Reproduction / Surrogacy

The creation of a family is one of the most important decisions of your life. This is not a process to go through alone. Let us be your village!

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Great and supportive experience in helping us through second-parent adoption! Jennifer was thoughtful and supportive in her consult. Amy was very responsive and helpful in her emails and follow-up. We appreciate their approach and assistance provided to our family! We’d happily return and recommend them to others.
Jennifer Headley
Jennifer Tharrington was so easy to work with, has great connections in the community, and expedited our case. She made the entire process as painless and easy as possible. I definitely recommend Jennifer Tharrington and her team at Village Law Group in Chapel Hill!
Jennifer Rozycki
Great communication- it was easy to reach someone and get detailed responses quickly. We felt very supported in our individual case.
Caitlin Martell
I loved working with Jennifer! She was so easy to work with, explained things so simply. Her personality vibrated through the phone! She is very down to earth and keeps it straight to the point and real. She answered all my questions and checked in to make sure progress was being made in a timely manner. She responds to voicemails and emails in a timely manner! All in all great experience!
Ashley Shelton
Wonderful experience. Cannot recommend enough, especially for second / lgbt parent adoption. Village Law was recommended to us, and they absolutely lived up to the hype. They were very communicative and gave very clear information about the paperwork, what was needed, and the process. We expected a lengthy and difficult process, but Jennifer & Amy made it easy.
Christina Jones
After reaching out to over 20 family law firms, Amy and Jennifer at Village Law Group were a breath of fresh air. Amy was quick to respond to my submission form on their website requesting to speak with an attorney. Amy set up a phone consultation with Jennifer scheduled by the end of the week. Jennifer called me as scheduled and was a wealth of knowledge. Jennifer took her time to answer my questions and go over everything in great detail, making sure I was secure and confident in moving forward.
Daniel King-Sharp
Jennifer and Amy (her assistant) did an amazing job handling our stepparent adoption for our two mom family. They made a complicated process so simple and easy. We would recommend them to anyone who needs a family lawyer.
Lauren Mason
Jennifer was fantastic: professional, prompt, sensitive to our family’s situation, and skilled at walking us through the legal process. She and Amy communicated clearly with us the entire time, addressing our concerns and working with us to produce and file accurate paperwork. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a law firm that specializes in assisted reproductive technology.
Teve Bah
I utilized Village Law Group’s services to secure my step-parent/second parent adoption for my daughter. I highly recommend this law firm to any LGBTQ family seeking to do the same. Jennifer Tharrington and Amy Scoville were amazing, patient, and professional! COVID-19 caused delays in my ability to obtain some of my documents, but they checked in with me frequently. Once all of my documents arrived, signing the paperwork was safe and efficient.
Trish O'Malley
When we began our gestational surrogacy journey, we were recommended Village Law Group and we could not have been happier. The entire operation from top to bottom is top notch. There was a rigorous screening service to find surrogates that had at least one child before and a thorough psychological evaluation. This was to make sure there would be a seamless transition to getting your kid after birth without any legal complications.
Kevin Purvis
We were very pleased with their services. Jennifer was always prompt with responses and was available for any questions asked. Would absolutely recommend. Made us feel so comfortable with support they offered (we are in Kansas City) and we are so grateful they helped us complete our journey to become parents!!
Skibob Alou
We had a wonderful experience working with Village Law Group on an adoption matter. Jen Tharrington and her team were responsive, empathetic, understanding of our unique circumstances, and willing to go to bat for us when we encountered unexpected obstacles. We truly felt like we had an advocate, ally, and expert on our side, and could not have asked for better advice and representation.
AH
I cannot say enough about the experience we’ve had with Jennifer Tharrington and her team. After a very negative experience with another attorney in the area, Jennifer was empathetic, helpful and efficient. She knew exactly how important our adoption was to our family’s safety, security and happiness. She and her team were patient, responsive and friendly. Please, do yourself a favor and work with Jennifer if you want your legal matters handled correctly and efficiently by a team who truly cares.
Ashlee G
I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer Tharrington as my attorney for my first surrogacy journey. I’m glad I had her.  It was a very trying anxiety-ridden journey that resulted in me not going further with the surrogate, (because of honesty issues with her, or lack of). Jennifer was not only knowledgable about guiding me through the legal issues, but she showed me a very compassionate, human side that was very much appreciated through this painful time in my life.  When you’re dealing with an issue this emotional, it is very helpful to have a level, practical head guiding you- all the time maintaining a professional demeanor. It is without hesitation that I recommend this attorney.  If my next surrogate is in North Carolina this is who I will ask to represent me.
A from New York
Jennifer Tharrington and Village Law Group were wonderful to work with. Their knowledge and understanding of surrogacy made the entire process simple and easy to understand. We are very thankful for their legal help.
Daniel and Ana Carla S.
My wife and I could not be more grateful for Jennifer and Village Law Group. Being an LGBT family, my wife’s adoption process for our son was daunting, but also extremely important for the safety and security of our family. Jennifer understood that right out of the gate. She and the team were consistent advocates and cheerleaders for us and our son. She was incredibly knowledgeable, answered any questions we had, and made what could have been an extremely stressful process feel like a breeze. As my wife and I plan to continue expanding our family in the future, I know we will be calling Jennifer again.
Lauren Mabe
I am so grateful to Jennifer and Amy for all that they’ve done for our family. They were prompt and clear in their communications, and they helped to keep us on track with our deliverables. I highly recommend the firm!
Prudence Cuper
My husband and I had a really wonderful experience with Jennifer Tharrington and her law firm! We live in Sweden and she worked with us for the legal portion of our surrogacy in North Carolina. We could tell she was highly experienced with surrogacy law and really worked with us well, even when we had issues arrise with things that happened here in Sweden. Working between two different countries law systems is not an easy task, so cheers to her! Her and the other staff at the law firm were always positive, which really helped to calm any worries we had along the way. We highly recommend Jennifer and the law firm!
W Es
I am a first time gestational carrier. Working with this law group (Jennifer especially) has been a great experience. I have felt so informed and protected throughout this process so far. She asked me questions I would not have even thought of in the contract phase and made sure the wording was the best to protect me. Jennifer is truly an advocate for her clients. So informative, and prepared. She explains things so well and in terms someone with no law background would understand. Highly recommend!
Angel Rojo
Thank you Scott Drobaugh at Village Law! You and your staff was warm and inviting during my closing…. I have already sent a referral your way!
Keisha Cameron
Jennifer and her office were absolutely wonderful to work with. They made it as easy as possible and were extremely responsive. We can’t say enough praise about Jennifer and her law group! We are so very lucky to have someone like Jennifer and her expertise available to the LGBTQ community.
Lori Whitaker
We had the best experience with Jennifer and her entire team. They were always very quick to respond and they made our legal process so smooth and painless from start to finish. Would highly recommend!
Daley Johnson
The absolute best! I was expecting this adoption process to be painful but they made everything so easy for us. Very easy to work with they were always available to answer any of our questions. They care!
Miura Lugg
Jennifer Tharrington and her legal team provided us with expert legal advice, prompt email responses and compassion as we navigated our unique journey towards parenthood. Highly recommend her services!
Amanda Long
Jennifer and her team are wonderful to work with, made the adoption process smooth and easy! Thank you!
Beth Branciforte
We cannot recommend Jennifer enough. She made what might have been a painful process, painless. She is incredibly knowledgeable, efficient, and kind. Her and Amy are like a well oiled machine and we are truly grateful to have found the Village Law Group. If you are in need of an attorney in this area, do not hesitate to contact them.
Julie McKenna
Jen and her team were instrumental in helping us navigate the complex legal landscape for LGBT family law. We and our two children will be forever grateful for their exceptional work in helping us to both adopt our children.
Hans & Mitch
My family and I recently worked with Jennifer Tharrington and the Village Law Group to ensure we have the right protections in place to take care of our family. While it is unfortunate we have to take these steps, working with this group made the process very easy. Jennifer and team are caring, thorough, and super fun and we’re glad to have them in our corner fighting for what’s right! Thank you Village Law Group!!
Marlana Morell
Jen and Scott are an amazing duo! No one *wants* to have a lawyer, but if you do and the reason is within their scope, I would definitely recommend them. I immediately felt welcomed in their presence. They were very professional, took my specific needs very seriously (despite how large or small), and were direct and honest. Also, they were down-to-earth. I felt involved while being carefully, and thoughtfully counseled and supported. They worked hard for me and embodied a good balance of grit, warmth, and truth.
Liz Thomason
Jennifer and her team are professional, honest and attentive to the needs of their clients. My husband and I are so happy we had her represent us in growing our family. She is extremely educated in the process but also personable. We are so glad we had her and her team to lead us in such a sensitive and stressful process. They made it as stress free as possible. We would gladly recommend Jennifer and her practice. We also plan on using them again if we decide to add another child to our family.
Alicia Lynch
My husband and I used Jennifer Tharrington to draft our surrogacy agreement with our gestational carrier in North Carolina. We also used her to establish our Pre-Birth Order. Being from New York, we found Jennifer to be extremely knowledgeable in the reproductive laws of NC.
Johanna Garschina
We used VLG for our closing and they were prompt, professional and a pleasure to work with. Shout out to Deidre for going the extra mile!
Ed Miramontes
Starting a family, while beautiful, can often be messy and stressful in the early stages. Now take that stress and amplify it by throwing in a combination of donor eggs and a gestational carrier…overwhelming right? Not at all at Village Law! Jennifer Tharringon and her team are well versed on every aspect of parental law. Jennifer helped us generate two in-depth agreements with our gestational carriers. The agreements were very thorough, easy to understand, and left no stone unturned. If you are looking to start a family, especially if you are utilizing a gestational carrier, donor eggs or sperm be sure to contact Jennifer’s team.
Sterling Simcox

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