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.

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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How do you hide an unplanned pregnancy?

You may not be able to hide an unplanned pregnancy–and you may not want to. Dear Megan, I don’t know how my friends and family (mom especially) don’t see that I’m pregnant.  I mean, yeah, I do try to hide it, but it’s getting almost impossible to hide.  I’ve never had an unplanned pregnancy before…

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My child is putting up a baby for adoption-what do I do?

It’s always difficult to hear the emotional reaction in parents’ emails when they tell me their daughter is putting up a baby for adoption. Many parents support their daughter’s adoption plans and others feel lost and confused. It’s so difficult to watch your child suffer.  Also, it’s difficult for parents of birth mothers to be…

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Will anyone want to adopt my baby with special needs?

Some expectant mothers worry that their baby will have special needs, and that adoption for a baby with special needs isn’t an option.  Usually this is not true.  Depending on the nature of the special needs, there are always adoptive parents who would love to adopt a baby with special needs. When you’re thinking about…

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How do I support a grandparent in adoption?

Dear Megan, I want to know how to support grandparents in adoption.  I am trying to help my friend who just found out her youngest daughter had a baby shortly before she moved back home.  She put the baby up for adoption in an open adoption.  How do I help this grandmother?  How do I…

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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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