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.

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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Where can you get health insurance for birth mothers?

There are a number of options for health insurance for birth mothers.  If you don’t have medical insurance to cover the pregnancy, labor and delivery, don’t worry!  You still have options when looking for medical insurance.  Prenatal care is important, and we are happy to help you find the right coverage.  Sometimes is just a…

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Does my medical history matter after I place a child for adoption?

A birth mother’s medical history is important, before and after the adoption. If you’re considering putting up a child for adoption, you have likely looked at open adoption. While families often had closed adoptions in the past and children may not have known they were adopted. Today open adoption is very common. In an open…

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Are there organizations that provide birth mother resources?

There are a few organizations in the United States that provide birth mother resources.  Many birth parents feel incredibly isolated during both the adoption process and grieving processes.  The following groups provide a variety of services which can help women connect with other birth parents and find the support they need.  However, if you learn…

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Why do birth parents lose touch with their adopted children?

There are many reasons why birth parents lose touch with their adopted child.  Some of these might surprise you. Birth Parents don’t want to interfere with their child’s new family unit Many birth parents lose touch with their adopted child intentionally.  In many cases this is because they don’t want to interfere with the family. …

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Where are Bay Area homeless shelters for pregnant women?

There are several homeless shelters for pregnant women in the Bay Area.  Homeless shelters for pregnant women may have special requirements, and these can include an intake meeting.  Contact each individual shelter for more information. Homeless shelters also include maternity homes, but these are smaller living environments.  Most require proof of pregnancy from your doctor,…

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Adoption vs. abandoning your baby at the hospital

There are benefits of adoption vs. abandoning your baby at the hospital. Discovering you’re pregnant when you aren’t yet ready for parenthood can be scary.  Sometimes abandoning a baby feels safest.  However, adoption may be a better option for you.  In California, when a woman feels she’s not ready to parents, she can surrender the…

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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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