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Types of Adoption Financial Assistance for Expectant/Birth Mothers

When facing an unplanned pregnancy, it is easy to get overwhelmed with emotion and uncertainty, let alone the number of decisions you have to make. In addition to your life plans, and a possible adoption plan, you also have to think about your current responsibilities and obligations. What can you afford to do? What can help ease the burden? Who can you turn to for help during this critical time in your life?

Many young women facing an unintended pregnancy carry financial worries, such as figuring out where to live and how to pay for it, as well as where to get quality medical and prenatal care. Those who feel they are not financially stable enough to provide for a child at this time often choose adoption. If you are in this situation and considering adoption for your baby, you may wonder if you can “get paid” to make an adoption plan. You cannot get paid for making an adoption plan, but there is some type of adoption financial assistance is available.

As an expectant/birth mother, you can rest easy knowing there is a way to get the help you need, should you choose to move forward with an adoption plan. While state laws may vary, adoptive parents, through an agency or attorney, may be able to provide assistance for some of your expenses. Private adoption agencies can  assist you, both emotionally and financially, as you work through this process. For example, Adoptions With Love can cover expenses such as:

  • Food
  • Maternity Clothing
  • Uninsured Medical Costs (when you complete the adoption)
  • Phone Service and Other Utilities
  • Several Months of Rent, plus a Deposit if necessary
  • Counseling Services
  • Legal Adoption Services (including an Adoption Attorney)
  • Compassionate Care Making Your Adoption Plan
  • Ongoing Contact with your Adoptive Family (if you choose an open adoption)
  • And much more

Private adoption agencies—like Adoptions With Love—and prospective adoptive families understand that you have expenses and need to take care of your health. If you struggled financially before the pregnancy, you may find it especially hard to get by during pregnancy, with added costs such as  maternity clothing and prenatal care. If you have a job that is physically demanding, it may be tough to keep working while you are expecting. You may need the financial assistance after your baby is born when you need to be out of work for a period of weeks.  Whatever the reason, you can get the support you need. Your adoption social worker can discuss your financial needs, and help you work out a plan.

Once you have sat down with your adoption social worker, you can determine what your financial needs are and what kind of assistance you will require. Your social worker can help get you the adoption financial assistance you need as quickly as possible, so that you can focus on your health and well-being. You can view the various, free adoption services for birth mothers at Adoptions With Love here.

Living expenses are determined through  state laws and regulations. Adoptions With Love can offer you the same amount of adoption financial assistance that any other agency can.

Medical expenses are often a big concern for expectant/birth mothers. With the rates of uninsured trips to the OB-GYN office for checkups, ultrasounds, and bloodwork, it is easy to see why. Prenatal care alone costs thousands of dollars, especially for those who are not covered by an insurance plan. The trip to the hospital is also a big expense. With the help of a reliable adoption agency, expectant/birth mothers do not need to worry about the overwhelming pregnancy-related costs. The financial assistance for expectant/birth mothers making an adoption plan can even cover six to eight weeks postpartum.

If you are considering making an adoption plan, and have more questions regarding the level of adoption financial assistance available, please feel free to reach out to Adoptions With Love toll-free at 800-722-7731. We are available to chat, confidentially, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.