As a pregnant woman considering adoption you may ask, “Do I get paid for adoption?”
While you don’t get paid for placing your child for adoption, you might be entitled to receive financial support to cover your pregnancy-related expenses.
If you believe that adoption is your best plan, Adoption Choices of Arizona offers financial help with some pregnancy-related expenses. Financial assistance will be determined by your needs and the amount allowed by the state of Arizona.
Every state has unique laws, but yes, in Arizona, adoptive parents are able to provide financial assistance during your pregnancy. Your Adoption Counselor will work with you to determine expenses. Living expenses may include:
Adoption Choices of Arizona and our adoptive families understand that you may need help with money during the adoption and that it may be difficult for you to work, live in your current environment, or care for your family while you are pregnant, especially if your family, friends or community are not supportive of your pregnancy or adoption decision.
Your Adoption Counselor will work with you to learn more about your situation and financial needs.
Financial assistance for adoption varies by living situation and stage of pregnancy.
For example, if a woman is still in high school and living with her parents, she might not need as much support for living expenses as a woman who is in her 20’s or 30’s, lives on her own, and supports herself and her children.
We understand that your living situation and needs may change throughout your pregnancy as well. For instance, you may have the support of your family or boyfriend, but if you lose that support or seek a new living situation, your living expenses may become greater.
Once your Adoption Counselor has a better understanding of your situation and financial needs during your pregnancy, she will work as quickly as possible to get you financial assistance.
You will also be eligible to receive financial assistance for six weeks after delivery.
If you believe that adoption is your best plan, we offer financial help with some expenses, such as living expenses and utilities. We can assist you and want to make sure you and your baby are ok throughout pregnancy and after birth.
If you are in a homeless or dangerous situation and sincere about an adoption, your counselor will help you with finding housing and transportation to and from your doctor’s visits and take you to pick up prescriptions.
The choice of adoption is always at no cost to the expectant mother. We will help you find assistance in paying the medical bills. The adoptive family can also help pay for expenses not covered by private insurance or state funds.