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As you are considering making an adoption plan for your baby, your financial circumstances may play a large role in your decision. Maybe your concern about not being able to provide for your child financially led you to considering giving up your baby for adoption.

We first want you to know that making a plan for your child is not giving up! You are thinking through all of your options to determine what is best for you and your baby. This often leads to thinking about money, and some women facing unexpected pregnancies wonder if they can be paid for placing their baby for adoption.

The short answer is no – you can’t be paid to choose adoption. The process of adoption is completely free and of no cost to our expectant mothers, but it is not legal to accept payment for placing your baby for adoption.

Financial Assistance for Expectant Birthmothers

While you cannot get paid for an adoption, you may receive assistance for pregnancy-related expenses. Your pregnancy counselor will help in assessing your needs and help you in making a plan to meet those needs. Expenses that may be able to be covered include:

  • housing
  • food
  • clothing
  • transportation
  • medical care

Financial Hardships Shouldn’t Be the Only Reason

It is important to know that you do not want money to be the only thing that you consider when you make a decision regarding your baby. If you do not feel financially stable, your pregnancy counselor will talk with you about resources that are available to help you. In addition, they will talk with you about short-term and long-term desires and goals of yours and how to create a plan to help you achieve those goals.