The costs of pregnancy and childbirth alone are extremely high, and the costs of raising a child may be one of the contributing reasons why you’re considering adoption in Oklahoma. Financially, emotionally, and practically adding a child into your life just isn’t always possible.
These financial concerns have led pregnant women to worry, “Does it cost to give a child up for adoption? How much is it to put a baby up for adoption in Oklahoma?”
But it’s free to place a child for adoption in Oklahoma. There are no fees for birth parents.
Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be frightening if your financial situation is unstable, so some women have also asked us, “Do you get paid for putting a baby up for adoption in Oklahoma?”
The answer to that question is no. Payment in exchange for placing a child into an adoption situation is illegal no matter which state you live in, and there are no Oklahoma adoption agencies that pay you to place your child for adoption.
However, birth parent living expenses can help cover the costs of your pregnancy, delivery, and more, so you don’t have to worry about things like your bills while you’re pregnant. If you’re eligible, here’s how Oklahoma birth parent living expenses work:
American Adoptions will often be able to cover the cost of your pregnancy expenses, including:
Cost of transportation to doctor’s appointments
Additionally, all adoption services are free, including:
Your health care throughout your pregnancy and delivery
Your legal representation during the OK adoption process
Your access to emotional counseling before, during and after the adoption
Giving your baby the best possible future and finding the perfect adoptive family is probably the biggest thing on your mind right now. You shouldn’t have to worry about money on top of that.
Although adoption-related services like health, legal, and emotional support services are provided to you for free, you could also be eligible to receive additional Oklahoma adoption financial assistance. These living expenses are meant to help offset some of your pregnancy costs. The amount of financial assistance that you may receive would depend on factors like:
Your current living situation
If you have any financial dependents that you care for
Oklahoma’s birth parent living expense limitations, which can vary between counties
Even if you’re medically insured, pregnancy and childbirth is often extremely expensive, and continuing to work regular hours throughout your pregnancy can become difficult. Oklahoma adoption living expenses are there to help you financially support yourself during your pregnancy while you make an adoption plan for your baby.
Oklahoma adoption courts have to approve requests for adoption financial assistance to ensure that they’re legally covered and considered “reasonable.”
Remember that adoption is 100 percent free if you’re placing a child for adoption in Oklahoma. Additionally, you could be eligible to receive OK birth parent living expenses to ease some of the financial strain of pregnancy and delivery.
To discuss your individual financial needs with an OK adoption specialist, call 1-800-ADOPTION now.
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