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.

Do you 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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Out Of State Birth Mother: Adoption Questions About Costs

When you’re considering adoption, you have a lot of questions. What will your life be like with a new member of your family? What will that child be like as he or she grows up? You probably have other practical questions too. One of the most common adoption questions is about the cost of adoption.…

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Child protective services and adoption

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 of your adoption, CPS may be called in to assess the…

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Out of state adoption costs

When you’re considering adoption, you have a lot of questions. What will your life be like with a new member of your family? What will that child be like as he or she grows up? You probably have other practical questions too. One of the most common adoption questions is about the cost of adoption.…

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Gifts for your baby given up for adoption

  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 weekend with our spouses.  My question is this: I want…

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Receiving money 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.  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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Communicating with your child after 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 send some items and pictures.  I’m wondering if I should go…

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Considering adoption without an agency.

An adoption is a life-changing event for three parties: the child, the birth parents, and the adoptive parents. The process of creating an adoption plan is one that will shape the rest of an adopted child’s life, so it’s necessary to be thoughtful about your expectations. While you can certainly find inexpensive do-it-yourself adoption information online, it’s…

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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.  Adopting parents will cover your out of pocket costs for co-pays and deductibles.  Here’s how it…

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Birthmother medical history after 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 adoption, you and your child’s adoptive parents can communicate and you may…

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Birth mother resources

There are a few organizations in the United States that provide resources to birth mothers.  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.  If you learn of other resources we’d love to…

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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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