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…Read More >
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.
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…Read More >
Yes, I’m a birth mother and I can tell you what emotions to expect when you give a baby up for adoption. There are so many different feelings a woman goes through, and these might include: Guilt: “Did I make the right decision?” Sadness: “I miss my baby.” Confused Relief: “Should I feel relief?” Hope:…Read More >
Post adoption guilt is common and really complicated. Dear Megan, I’m feeling guilty. My son who I gave up 49 years ago contacted me. He found me because adoption records are now open in my state. In his email he says he had a great upbringing, wonderful parents, and has a great job and partner. …Read More >
Struggling post adoption, even 20 years later, is normal. Dear Megan, I am struggling with my emotions and searching for help as to what to do after meeting my daughter and her adoptive parents. So far all of our visits have been wonderful, but after this last one, something changed in me. I have felt…Read More >
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