When you begin searching for information about your unplanned pregnancy options in Kansas, some of your first concerns may be financial. You may be wondering, “Does it cost to give a child up for adoption in KS? And, if so, how much is it to put a baby up for adoption?”
If you decide to place a child for adoption in Kansas, the process is always 100 percent free for you. Considering adoption for your baby is one of the most difficult decisions that anyone can make; cost shouldn’t have to be a concern for you, too.
Finances are one of the most common reasons why women don’t feel that they’re able to parent their child. You may not be in a financially stable or independent situation to be able to provide for the needs of this baby (or even yourself). Or, you may already be raising children and you simply can’t afford the financial cost of adding another member to your family right now. These common concerns lead many women to wonder, “Do you get paid for putting a baby up for adoption in Kansas?”
The answer is no — payment in exchange for placing a child is illegal. Adoptions agencies that pay you in exchange for making an adoption plan don’t exist. However, you may qualify for KS adoption compensation for birth mother living expenses as well as the costs of pregnancy and birth, in addition to post-adoption birth parent benefits.
Your pregnancy- and adoption-related expenses are covered for you, which may include:
prenatal and medical care
rent and utilities
and much more
You’re also provided with:
free medical care for your pregnancy and delivery
free legal representation to educate you about adoption and your rights
free counseling services throughout the adoption process and beyond, whenever you need it
additional living expenses determined by your individual financial need and the amount of funds allowed to you by Kansas law
These costs are covered by American Adoptions and the adoptive family you choose for your baby. We understand how difficult it can be to continue to work and go about your life while pregnant and creating an adoption plan, especially if money is tight. So the living expenses are there to help you get through your pregnancy without having to worry about finances on top of everything else.
While essential services such as free medical care, counseling, and legal representation are always provided for women considering adoption in Kansas through American Adoptions, the factors that determine the amount of additional adoption financial assistance you may qualify for include:
Kansas laws on living expense allocation limitations
Your current living situation
Your current income status
For example, a pregnant teenager who is in high school and has the financial support of her parents while creating an adoption plan will not need as much financial assistance as a woman who is supporting herself and her children on one source of income. Some women considering adoption in Kansas have support from friends or family; others do not. So some women will need more financial help throughout their pregnancy than others.
Being pregnant can be a financial burden; you have to take time from work, and medical costs are expensive. Adoption living expenses can help expectant mothers focus on their own health and wellbeing so that you don’t have to stress so much about your bills, covering the cost of prenatal care, and more.
Financial assistance for adoption-related expenses are regulated by Kansas courts, so no adoption agency is able to give you any more than is allowed by the court’s decision. The court assesses your financial need, and won’t approve the coverage of any costs they feel are unnecessary or excessive.
If you decide to create an adoption plan for your baby, not only is adoption free; we’re here to cover the cost of your pregnancy and birth so that you don’t have to worry about money adding stress to your situation.
So, does it cost to give a child up for adoption? No. While you don’t directly get money for putting a baby up for adoption, the adoption process is completely free, and you can receive adoption financial assistance for pregnancy- and adoption-related expenses.
Call 1-800-ADOPTION now to talk to someone about your financial needs and request free adoption information.
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