An unplanned pregnancy is not only emotionally demanding — it can also be expensive. If you need help meeting your financial needs during pregnancy, you may be wondering: Do mothers get paid for adoption?
While you cannot be “paid” in exchange for your consent to adoption, there are many financial resources available to you as a prospective birth mother. Here, learn how Claiborne|Fox|Bradley can help you identify financial resources for your medical, legal, and living expenses.
Does putting a baby up for adoption cost money?
Every pregnant mother considering adoption is entitled to free adoption services. All of Claiborne|Fox|Bradley’s legal services are provided at no cost to you; your baby’s adoptive parents will be responsible for any legal or medical expenses you incur during the adoption.
In addition, if you work with another professional for matching, counseling, or other adoption-related services, those expenses should also be paid by the adoptive family.
Do you get paid for putting your baby up for adoption?
Adoption for compensation is not legal, and you cannot “get paid” for adoption. However, you can receive reasonable living expenses to help cover some of your costs during pregnancy, including:
- Maternity clothing
- And more
If you need help with the above living expenses in Georgia, a licensed adoption agency must coordinate these payments with the adoptive family. We can refer you to a licensed agency and help coordinate those payments for you.
In North Carolina, Claiborne|Fox|Bradley can oversee the payment of your living expenses. We will work with you to develop a budget and identify the expenses that you need. We will then coordinate with the prospective adoptive parents to ensure your financial needs are being met.
Can you get paid for adoption through other financial resources?
At Claiborne|Fox|Bradley, your wellbeing is a top priority, and we want to ensure you and your baby stay safe and healthy during and after your pregnancy. If you need help affording medical care, housing or groceries, we can refer you to community resources that will continue to benefit you long after placement, including:
- Georgia or North Carolina Medicaid and other affordable healthcare options
- The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program in Georgia or North Carolina
- Professional adoption counseling and support services
- Affordable housing for mothers putting a child up for adoption
- And more
Whatever resources or services you need, Claiborne|Fox|Bradley can help you understand your options.
Pregnancy is a physically and emotionally challenging process, especially when you are making an adoption plan for your baby. While you focus on your health and the choices you are making for your baby, you deserve to have the peace of mind that your adoption and pregnancy-related costs will be covered.
To learn more about the financial assistance available to you in Georgia or North Carolina, contact Claiborne|Fox|Bradley for free, no-obligation adoption information.