Financial instability can be one of the many reasons why you’re considering adoption in Pennsylvania. If that’s the case, you may have had worries cross your mind such as, “Does it cost to give a child up for adoption in Pennsylvania? How much is it to put a baby up for adoption? What if I can’t afford it?”
There’s a straightforward answer to that concern: it’s always free to place a child for adoption in PA.
Many women considering adoption in Pennsylvania are struggling financially, and may be trying to provide for other children. So some women have asked, “Do you get paid for putting a baby up for adoption in Pennsylvania?”
There’s a straightforward answer to that question, as well: payment in exchange for placement of a child into an adoption is illegal. There are no adoption agencies that pay you to place your child.
However, if you are considering adoption for your baby, you may be eligible for birth parent living expenses that can cover the expenses of pregnancy, childbirth and more.
The financial toll of pregnancy and childbirth is high. That’s why American Adoptions works to take care of these costs for expectant mothers who need financial assistance. This may include help covering the cost of:
Prenatal care throughout your pregnancy
Childcare for your older children, if needed
Transportation to doctor’s appointments
Rent and utilities
While some birth parents may qualify for adoption financial assistance in the form of living expenses, all birth mothers in Pennsylvania through American Adoptions receive:
Free medical care
Free legal representation
Free counseling services available at any time
Free adoption planning and case management services from American Adoptions
These free adoption services and living expenses are here to help ease the financial burden of pregnancy so that you can focus on taking care of yourself. Removing worries about money from your mind allows you to put all your energy into what you feel is best for you and for your child.
All essential services, including medical, counseling and legal are provided to women considering adoption in PA for free through American Adoptions. Any additional adoption financial assistance for pregnancy and adoption-related expenses are established based on:
Your current living situation, including any dependents
Your current income situation, and whether you are a single- or dual-income home
The adoption living expenses limitations set by Pennsylvania adoption law, which can vary by county
We understand that pregnancy means time spent away from work, and the high costs of pregnancy and birth are difficult even for those who have health insurance. Pennsylvania adoption living expenses are meant to help lessen the financial burden for expectant mothers so that you can focus on your wellbeing instead of your bills.
Your adoption specialist will work with you to assess your individual financial needs, and then a Pennsylvania adoption court must approve any financial assistance you request to ensure you are only receiving financial aid that is reasonable and necessary.
Remember that adoption is completely free to you. You may also qualify for adoption financial assistance to help compensate your pregnancy costs.
Talk to an adoption specialist now about your financial needs right now at 1-800-ADOPTION with no obligation.
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