Housing and Transportation 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 that might include safe housing and transportation.
If you are in a homeless situation and sincere about an adoption, your counselor will help you with finding adequate housing. We are very responsive when we receive a call from a homeless pregnant woman; we will respond immediately and place you in a hotel and provide a week’s worth of food while we help you assess your situation. If we all agree to go forward with an adoption plan, we provide appropriate and court approved financial assistance of housing, food, sundries, bus pass, and other necessities to make your pregnancy comfortable.
We can also ensure you have adequate transportation to and from your doctor’s visits and take you to pick up prescriptions or other medical needs.
If you believe that adoption is your best plan, contact Adoption Choices of Arizona now.
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?
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.
When will it be available?
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.