If you’re pregnant, the high costs of pregnancy and childbirth may be one of the reasons why you’re considering adoption in Massachusetts. Many women learn of an unplanned pregnancy when they aren’t in a financially stable enough position to parent their new baby. If you’re worried about your finances, you may have questions about the costs of adoption.
Many pregnant women have worried, “Does it cost to give a child for adoption in Massachusetts?” Or they’ve asked, “How much is it to put a baby up for adoption?”
If the cost of adoption has worried you, you should know that it’s 100 percent free to place a child for adoption in Massachusetts.
Another common question for pregnant women who are concerned about being able to financially support themselves or their family is, “Do you get paid for putting a baby up for adoption in Massachusetts?”
Payment in exchange for the placement of a child into an adoption is illegal. There are no Massachusetts adoption agencies that pay you to place your child for adoption.
But there are birth mother living expenses that may be able to help if you’re concerned about your finances during your pregnancy. Women who choose adoption in Massachusetts may qualify to receive certain birth parent living expenses, which cover the costs of pregnancy, delivery and more. Here’s what you should know about Massachusetts birth parent living expenses:
The costs of your pregnancy and adoption-related expenses may be covered for you by American Adoptions and the adoptive family you choose. We can help with:
All adoption and pregnancy-related services are free for you, including:
Free medical care throughout your pregnancy and delivery
Free legal representation to counsel you through the legal steps of the MA adoption process
Free emotional counseling before, during and after your adoption
If you’re considering adoption in Massachusetts, you likely have many things on your mind, the most important of which is the future of your baby. Money shouldn’t have to be one of the worries you’re facing.
In addition to all adoption-related services such as health care, legal representation and counseling services being provided to you at no cost, you may also qualify for Massachusetts adoption financial assistance to cover certain living expenses during your pregnancy. The amount of financial assistance that you may be eligible to receive can vary on a number of factors, including:
Your current living situation
If you’re financially providing for any dependents
Birth parent living expense limitations set by Massachusetts, which can vary between counties
The costs of pregnancy and childbirth are high, even if you have insurance. It can also be difficult to maintain a regular work schedule throughout the duration of your pregnancy. Massachusetts adoption living expenses are intended to help you with some pregnancy costs so that you don’t have to stress about how you’ll afford your pregnancy and take care of yourself or your family.
A Massachusetts court will need to approve all requests for adoption financial assistance first.
Remember, if you’re placing a child for adoption in Massachusetts, adoption is always free to you. You may also receive Massachusetts birth parent living expenses to ease the financial burden of pregnancy.
Discuss your financial needs with a MA adoption specialist now by calling 1-800-ADOPTION.
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