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Financial Assistance for Birthmothers

Financial Assistance for Birthmothers

An unplanned pregnancy can be a time of uncertainty and stress for expectant mothers as they navigate their options. For those who choose to place their baby for adoption, financial assistance for birthmothers can help alleviate certain medical and living expenses. At LifeLong Adoptions, our specialists work with you, helping to find solutions to your unique situation. From offering guidance on creating an adoption plan to assisting in navigating the adoption process, we’re with you every step. While we don’t directly provide financial assistance for birthmothers, help with living expenses can be covered by your baby’s adoptive family where permissible under state law.

Have Questions About Birthmother Assistance? We Have Answers.

Choosing to place your baby for adoption is a difficult decision. Our experienced staff members are passionate and driven to work toward the best outcomes possible, and we’re available to birthmothers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact us, and our coordinators will work hand-in-hand to find the answers, resources, and support you need most.

Can I receive financial assistance during my pregnancy?

YES! You may receive financial assistance. An adoptive family may pay for certain living expenses if state law allows. The case worker or social worker we connect you with will discuss your financial needs with you and explain what you’re eligible for based on the laws in your state. Typically, qualifying expenses include:

  • Rent & Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Maternity Clothes
  • Medical Bills
  • Other Necessary Living Essentials

Are there adoption agencies that pay birthmothers?

It’s a misconception that birthmothers can “get paid” for adoption. There are no legitimate services or adoption agencies that “pay” birthmothers directly. Based on the situation or need, adoptive families may help cover a birthmother’s living expenses, pending individual state laws. When discussing an adoption plan with your LifeLong Adoptions coordinator, it’s important to ask about how you can get support from a prospective adoptive family.

Does it cost money to place a child up for adoption?

No. As a birthmother, you are not responsible for any costs attributed to placing your child for adoption before, during, or after the adoption. All counseling and legal services will be provided at no cost to you.

Can I receive help with medical bills?

Yes, if insurance is a concern for you, your case worker will create an adoption assistance plan to ensure your medical bills are covered. Some states allow adoptive parents to provide financial assistance for medical bills pertaining to your pregnancy, including prenatal care, sonograms, lab work, doctor visits, and delivery expenses.

At LifeLong Adoptions, We’re Here for You

Placing an infant for adoption is a difficult move. LifeLong Adoptions wants you to know that you don’t have to go through this alone. Feel free to contact us with any questions about financial assistance for birthmothers and the overall adoption process. We are here to help.

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