Financial worries are often a concern for pregnant women considering adoption in Florida. Many women aren’t sure that they can afford the cost of the pregnancy and birth, let alone financially provide for their child. Some women question, “Does it cost to give a child up for adoption in Florida? How much is it to put a baby up for adoption?” Or, “Do you get paid for putting a baby up for adoption in Florida?”
You should know that it’s 100 percent free to place a child for adoption in Florida.
However, “paid adoptions” are illegal. Adoption agencies that pay you in exchange for placing your child do not exist.
Thankfully, most states allow birth mothers to receive some living expenses to help cover the costs of pregnancy, birth and more. Here’s how birth parent expenses can help:
The financial toll of pregnancy and birth is staggering. But that shouldn’t keep you from making the decision you want for your baby. American Adoptions is happy to cover the cost of all pregnancy and adoption-related expenses for birth parents in need. This includes:
Prenatal care and medical care throughout your pregnancy
Emotional counseling accessible at any point before, during and after the adoption
Rent and utilities
The purpose of these free adoption services and Florida adoption living expenses is to remove financial concerns from your list of worries while you’re in the adoption process. Pregnancy is an emotionally, physically, mentally and financially difficult time. If we can help ease some of that burden for women who are already making a tough choice through adoption financial assistance, then that’s one less thing you have to worry about.
While the basics such as medical, legal and counseling services are free and readily available for women considering adoption in, all additional adoption financial assistance is regulated by state laws and your individual situation.
For example, expectant mothers in Florida who are raising older children or are in a one-income household will have greater financial need than others, and may qualify for additional living expenses to help them through their pregnancy.
After you and your adoption specialist discuss your financial need, the Florida courts must approve adoption-related living expenses.
Remember that adoption is always free to you. You’ll also be eligible for pregnancy- and adoption-related expenses to help ease current financial burdens so that you can focus solely on creating the best possible future for your baby.
Discuss your financial needs now with an adoption specialist by calling 1-800-ADOPTION, and receive free adoption information with no obligation.
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