If you are a mother facing an unplanned pregnancy in Arizona, you may have many questions about the financial side of adoption. “How can I afford the expenses that come with pregnancy and childbirth?” This concern may be one of the reasons why you are choosing adoption for your child. You may wonder, “How much does it cost to give a child up for adoption in Arizona?” It can all add up quickly.
Don’t worry. If you decide to place a child for adoption in Arizona, the process is 100 percent free to you.
The financial cost of raising a child may be one of the reasons why you are considering adoption for your baby. This common concern may lead you to wonder “do you can get paid for putting your child up for adoption in Arizona?”
The answer is no. In Arizona, no one can receive compensation for placing a baby for adoption. Adoption agencies that pay you to place your baby up for adoption do not exist.
However, as the birth mother, you may be entitled to monetary compensation to cover your pregnancy-related expenses.
medical care throughout your pregnancy
rent and utilities
American Adoptions and the adoptive family you choose for your baby also provide:
free medical care for your pregnancy and delivery
free legal representation
counseling services before, during, and after the adoption, whenever you may need it
living expenses based on your financial need and the amount of funds allowed to you by Arizona law
American Adoptions provides these free services so that you can focus on creating an adoption plan and choosing adoptive parents, without having to worry about the financial considerations. We understand how emotionally, physically and financially difficult pregnancy can be. We are here to help.
Arizona courts may approve any money paid to the birth parents for necessary and reasonable expenses incurred in connection with the adoption, including prenatal care, hospital expenses, counseling fees, legal fees, agency fees and living expenses. For birth parent living expenses that exceed $1,000, the adoptive family must file a motion with the court to allow the payment.
Arizona courts will decide what expenses are reasonable and necessary. It will take into consideration the birth parents’ current standard of living and the standard of living necessary to protect the health of the birth mother and child. For example, a pregnant teen living with her parents may not need as much financial assistance as a woman who is supporting herself and her children on one income.
Adoption is 100 percent free. You don’t directly get money for putting a baby up for adoption, but you can receive financial assistance for pregnancy- and adoption-related expenses.
Call 1-800-ADOPTION now to talk to an adoption specialist about your financial needs and get free adoption information without obligation.
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