It can be really stressful for birth parents when a closed adoption is exposed. Dear Megan, I gave a baby up for adoption many years ago when I was raped at 18. It was a closed adoption. I wanted to give my child a better life and it felt like the best thing to do. …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.
Questions and answers about minors and child support. Dear Megan, My teenage son and his teenage girlfriend are having a baby and we don’t know if she can sue him for child support. It was not planned as they are both in school and depend on us, their parents. My son wants to give the…Read More >
Dear Megan, How do I set boundaries with my birth daughter? I’ve been reunited with my birth daughter since she turned 18, and now she’s nearly 30. We’ve had many close times and many distant times over the years. She is currently going through a very difficult time in her life and has recently…Read More >
Don’t judge your mom if she gave up a baby before you were born. Dear Megan, I just found out yesterday that my mom gave up a baby 6 years before I was born. I am 20. Mom was raped and gave the baby up, and everyone in my family had known about this and…Read More >
Contact after adoption can be really healthy for all involved. Dear Megan, A friend from church might be having too much contact with her baby. She made an adoption plan for her daughter who was born a couple months ago. She is struggling, hanging by a thread, she says. We had lunch yesterday, and she…Read More >
Meeting your adopted child can be an amazing experience. Here’s how to prepare. Dear Megan, I gave my daughter up for adoption almost thirteen years ago and she is now ready to meet. I have no clue how to respond to her questions. Please help. I am so scared I might mess this all up. …Read More >
Kids say the darnedest things. Here’s some adoption advice about privacy. Hello, I am seeking adoption advice about privacy. When I was 20 I gave my daughter up for adoption at birth; she will be 16 this year. Since then I have completed college, married and had a son, who is 8. I have always…Read More >
Are you ready to talk with your kids about their adopted sibling? Here’s a great story and my response. Dear Megan, I placed my son for adoption over 20 years ago. We met this year, and other than the birth of my two daughters many years later, this has been the most amazing experience of…Read More >
Should I place my baby with a family member? My sister, for instance? Here are some things to think about. Dear Megan, I need an adoptee perspective. I’m 25 years old and due in September. I’m a mother of two beautiful girls and this pregnancy was a complete accident. I was contemplating giving my unborn…Read More >
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