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Do‌ ‌Adoption‌ ‌Agencies‌ ‌Pay‌ ‌Birth‌ ‌Mothers?‌ ‌

Facing an unplanned pregnancy is overwhelming. It is expensive to carry and birth a baby, and the notion of taking on all the fees involved is stressful. It is common for women to ask themselves if there are adoption agencies that pay birth mothers. Many women wonder if adoption agencies pay expectant/birth mothers for pursuing an adoption plan.l. The answer to both is no. There is a difference between “getting paid” for your child’s adoption and receiving financial assistance during pregnancy with an adoption agency.

While you cannot be paid for adoption, you can receive financial support when placing your child for adoption. There is confusion surrounding this specific “compensation” for birth mothers, what it means and what it looks like to get financial assistance while creating an adoption plan.

In this guide, we will clear up the misconceptions and what you can expect in terms of financial aid while planning adoption for your child. Any questions regarding adoption plans can – and should – be brought to a reputable and experienced adoption agency, such as Adoptions With Love. Our expertise and legal knowledge can help guide you through this process. Meanwhile, you can read on as we share how financial assistance works for expectant/birth mothers.

No Cash Payout

When considering adoption, many expectant/birth mothers may look for an adoption agency willing to pay her money. This is simply not an option. There are no legitimate adoption agencies that pay women money for the consent to adoption. In fact, it is illegal for anyone to “give your baby up” in exchange for money. If anyone does offer you money for an adoption, it can be considered trafficking and can lead to serious legal ramifications. Be wary of such circumstances.

While adoption agencies will never pay an expectant/birth mother for her consent to adoption for her child, there are many that will offer financial assistance. This means that an expectant/birth mom can receive support for living expenses related to – and impacted by – the pregnancy.

Financial Assistance Offered

Each state has its own set of adoption laws. . Adoptions With Love offers its services – free of charge – to expectant/birth mothers in every state. Our adoption attorneys are well-versed in the various adoption laws throughout the country and can offer guidance during the entire process. This will ensure a smooth adoption that protects – and honors – the birth mother’s rights.

This is one of the many free services offered at Adoptions With Love. We also offer free counseling services before and after the adoption. Along with these free services, expectant/birth mothers can receive financial assistance with living expenses, including the following:

  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Phone bill
  • Groceries
  • Transportation
  • Maternity clothing
  • Medical care – including prenatal and postpartum appointments and hospitalization.

The financial support offered can vary among adoption agencies, so it is important to ask what kind of support you will receive before deciding on your adoption agency.

At Adoptions With Love, we understand that it can be difficult to cover these expenses during pregnancy. We also understand that unexpected pregnancy presents physical, mental, and emotional challenges. We want to help alleviate some of the stress you may feel throughout this difficult time.

In addition to this financial assistance, your adoption agency can help you find the perfect adoptive family for your child. We will provide to you profiles of families who are ready to raise a child. If you are working with a reputable adoption agency, these families will have been screened thoroughly by the adoption agency during the home study process. This months-long process typically includes multiple at-home visits, background checks, and interviews to ensure each child is raised in a safe, stable, and loving home.

Your adoption agency can also help you design an adoption plan that works best for you. This may include an open adoption plan, in which you keep in contact with your child’s adoptive family.. If you are not comfortable with an open adoption, however, you may opt for a semi-open or closed adoption. Remember, you are in charge of your adoption plan and you can request the form and frequency with which you keep in touch.

Reach Out for Support

While there are no adoption agencies that pay birth mothers for adoption, there are supportive organizations that will provide you will the financial, legal, and emotional support you need.

At Adoptions With Love, our expectant/birth mothers are family. We take care of our family and work with them throughout – and long after – the adoption occurs. . The financial assistance is offered during pregnancy and six weeks after the birth, but our free counseling services continue well beyond the birth and adoption.

When you are ready, contact Adoptions With Love. We are here to talk any time of day, any day of the week. Call us with questions at 800-722-7731, text us confidentially at 617-777-0072, or contact us online. We are here for you.