As a birth mother and adoption attorney, I have a wealth of experience and information about adoption. Please send me your questions and I’ll do my best to answer it. I’m always a resource for adoptive families and birth mothers, so don’t hesitate to reach out.

Finding Birth Parents

Do you want to find birth parents? Help With Adoption is now providing search services to adoptees looking for their birth parents. Our birth parent search philosophy We believe that adoptees have a right to know, if they wish, the identities of their biological family members. Many adoptees just want the information and once it’s […]

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Roe v Wade. Will adoption and abortion rates be affected?

Friends, colleagues and clients have asked whether more women will place children for adoption now that Roe v Wade is overturned. They seem to think that because a woman can’t have an abortion, she will logically or necessarily choose adoption instead. Maybe this sounds like common sense, but in my experience, I don’t think this […]

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Meeting in Person and One Birth Mother’s Experience.

Today, I talk with Anne, a 60-year old birth mom, who is navigating meeting in person her birth daughter, I’ll call her Shelly, whom she had recently connected with over Ancestry.com. They had texted each other and met on Facetime, and they scheduled a time to meet in person. Shelly canceled at the last minute. […]

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Adoption in Reno: You Have Options

Adoption, Reno: This is a story about an adoption I worked on with a woman from Reno, Nevada.  I work with pregnant women all over the country on their adoption plans. I’m an attorney and a birth mother and my services are absolutely free to women looking for a family to adopt their baby.  Whether […]

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What is a Crisis Pregnancy Center?

If you’re looking for a crisis pregnancy center, you’re probably unexpectedly pregnant.  I know this can be a scary and overwhelming time, and you need accurate and helpful information as you consider steps forward.  My name is Megan Cohen and I’m an attorney and this is my blog.  I’m here to help if you need […]

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Finding Birth Siblings Online

Are you searching for your birth siblings online? Here’s an interesting story of: Dear Megan, I’m wondering if you could give me a bit of advice. I found out through ancestry.com that my mom had a baby before me and gave him up for adoption.  This is a secret she kept for almost 59 years. […]

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Will my child struggle with a sibling being adopted?

Will your child struggle with a sibling being adopted?  Maybe not. Hi Megan, I’m unexpectedly 11 weeks pregnant. I have an 8-year-old daughter who I love dearly and share custody of with her father who I’m fairly close with. I am worried that she will struggle with a sibling being adoption.  Her father and his […]

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Can you get paid for putting your baby up for adoption?

Can a woman get paid for putting a baby up for adoption? A pregnant woman cannot get paid for putting a baby up for adoption.  It’s against the law, and it is against public policy to sell a baby.  However, most states allow a pregnant woman to accept certain types of financial assistance from adoptive […]

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Will child protective services stop the adoption?

You might consider making an adoption plan when CPS is involved.  Child Protective Services (CPS) provides protection for children who are at risk of abuse or neglect.  CPS’s job is to make sure kids are safe and that families have the support they need provide a safe environment for their child.  Depending on the circumstances […]

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What gift should I bring to my reunion with my birth son?

Here are some gift ideas for the child that was adopted. Dear Megan, I am meeting my son I gave up for adoption 22 years ago.  We have been in touch over the past years on Facebook and by texting.  His bio dad and I are meeting him in person for the first time this […]

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Can a woman get paid for putting a baby up for adoption?

Can a woman get paid for putting a baby up for adoption? A pregnant woman cannot get paid for putting a baby up for adoption.  This is against the law, and it is against public policy to sell a baby.  However, most states allow a pregnant woman to accept certain types of financial assistance from […]

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I’m happy to answer your questions, support you, and help you understand what putting your baby up for adoption means and how it works. You’re never obligated to continue, and I will never pressure you to make any decision that doesn’t feel right for you and your baby.

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