04 Oct Financial Assistance for Adoption
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.
Can I receive financial assistance for adoption?
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:
- Rent and Utilities
- Maternity Clothing
- Phone service
- And more
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.
How much support can I get? When will it be available?
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.