Megan Monsour is a passionate attorney who is committed to helping individuals and families realize their dreams of building a family. Her practice is devoted to adoption, assisted reproductive technology (ART) and child permanency litigation. Her knowledge and compassion guides intended parents, biological families, donors, and surrogates from start to finish during this sensitive time in their lives.
Megan joined Martin Pringle in 2008 and was elected into partnership in 2013. Her work on behalf of families has earned her fellowship status in the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, a designation that is by invitation only and based on criteria for excellence in the practice of adoption law. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star.
Megan has experience representing both adoptive families and biological parents in private and agency adoptions. She works diligently in assisting families to identify the right match. Her practice includes services that match prospective adoptive parents and biological parents during pregnancy. Megan represents adoptive parents in a variety of other matters as well, including contested adoptions, foster care adoptions, step-parent adoptions, relative adoption, same sex and second parent adoptions. She is well versed on the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) and Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). She feels truly blessed to play a part in building forever families.
Megan’s practice also includes assisted reproductive technology (ART) and surrogacy law. She understands the complex legal issues that are associated with ART as well as the emotional decisions individuals and families face when considering their fertility options. Megan educates and represents clients in gestational and traditional surrogacy arrangements. She drafts and reviews surrogacy contracts in light of Kansas law and advises her clients throughout the surrogacy process. Megan works with a diverse clientele, including traditional and non-traditional families, in order to fulfill their dreams of becoming parents.
Megan’s ultimate goal is positive permanency for children. Megan represents foster families and individuals in private Child in Need of Care (CINC) proceedings to foster the child's best interests. Disagreements often arise regarding the decisions that are made on behalf of a child in CINC matters, and litigation may become necessary. Megan has significant experience guiding families through this difficult process.