When it comes to adoption and finances, we hear a lot of the same questions pretty frequently: Can you get paid for adoption in Nevada? Are there adoption agencies that pay you? Does it cost to put a baby up for adoption? If you’re a pregnant woman in Nevada wondering these same things, don’t worry. You aren’t alone.
If you’re thinking about adoption for your baby, it’s most likely because you aren’t currently at a place in your life where you feel like you can successfully parent, and this feeling frequently ties into finances, or a lack thereof. Thinking about adoption for your child is stressful enough, though. This is why it is free to put a baby up for adoption in Nevada. It should never cost you money to make such a selfless decision for your child.
When it comes to the question of getting paid for adoption in NV, however, the answer isn’t so black and white. Each state has its own laws regarding adoption compensation for birth mothers, and Nevada does allow adoption financial assistance in some areas.
In Nevada, adoptive parents can pay for a birth mother’s medical and living expenses during her pregnancy. These living fees may include rent, transportation, utilities, maternity clothing, cell phones, and more. It’s very important, however, that these fees are not contingent upon the prospective birth mother placing her child for adoption. No one should ever give you anything of value or money to give a baby up for adoption. Nevada allows others to pay for a pregnant woman’s expenses as a way to help her, not as way of payment for birth mothers who choose adoption for their children.
Other notable statutes in Nevada where adoption financial assistance is concerned are:
Adoption attorneys may not accept payment for matching pregnant women with adoptive parents. They may, however, receive compensation for any legal services performed in an adoption.
If an adoption professional doesn’t have a license, they may not accept any money or valuables for helping in an adoption in any way.
It is illegal to receive money for adoption-related expenses with no intent of pursuing adoption.
So, if you’re wondering, “In Nevada, do you get money from adoption?” the answer is both yes and no. Yes, you will receive adoption financial assistance to help you care for yourself and your unborn baby during your pregnancy. However, you will not make a profit by getting paid for adoption in Nevada.
For more information or to learn how to receive financial assistance for adoption both legally and ethically, contact American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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