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 I be brutally honest with the child I put up for adoption?

You can be honest with the child you put up for adoption. Dear Megan,   I put my child up for adoption in 2005 when I was in a rough spot.  In the past two years I’ve gotten back on track.  I recently received an update from my child’s parents.  They said I could write and […]

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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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How do I tell my parents I’m putting my baby up for adoption?

Do you need help how to tell your parents you’re putting your baby up for adoption?  I can help! When you’re pregnant and considering adoption, you’re thinking about your future and the future of your child. However, there are others to consider as well. At some point during your pregnancy, you’ll likely let your own parents […]

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Second thoughts about adoption. Did I make a mistake?

  Dear Megan, I am having second thoughts about adoption.  I gave my baby up for adoption over the weekend, and she is now home with her adoptive parents and I feel overwhelmed.  The adoptive parents are amazing.   Adoption feels like the right thing in my situation.  But I can’t stop crying.  I miss my […]

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Should I tell my family about my adoption plan?

For many women, it’s important to tell family about the adoption plan.  Once you’ve made the decision to put your child up for adoption, you will want to consider how to talk with family and friends about your adoption plan.  The news will be difficult to share and difficult to hear, no matter what.  Having […]

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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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