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Can You Get Paid for Adoption in Alabama?

How You Can Receive Adoption Financial Support in AL

If you are a mother in Alabama facing an unplanned pregnancy, your first concern may be about the financial side of pregnancy and adoption. “How can I afford the expenses that come with pregnancy and childbirth?” This concern may be one of the reasons why you are considering adoption for your child. You may wonder, “How much does it cost to give a child up for adoption in Alabama?” “Does Alabama provide financial support when giving up a baby for adoption?”

Don’t let the cost of adoption concern you. If you decide to place a child for adoption in Alabama, the process is 100 percent free to you.

You may not be in a financially stable situation to provide for a baby at this time in your life. If the financial cost of raising a child is one of the reasons why you are considering adoption for your baby, this may lead you to wonder, “Do you get paid for putting your child up for adoption in Alabama?”

The answer is no. In Alabama, no person or agency may accept payment for  placing, assisting, or arranging the placement of a child. It is completely illegal, just like it is in any other U.S. state.

However, as the birth mother, you may qualify for monetary compensation to cover your pregnancy-related expenses in Alabama.

How Do You Get Paid for Adoption Expenses in Alabama?

Pregnancy and childbirth are expensive. Through American Adoptions, pregnancy and adoption expenses can be taken care of for you. These may include:

  • prenatal care
  • maternity clothes
  • medical care throughout your pregnancy
  • transportation
  • childcare
  • rent and utilities
  • and more

American Adoptions and the adoptive family you choose for your baby also provide:

  • free legal representation
  • free medical care throughout your pregnancy and delivery
  • counseling services whenever you may need them before, during, and after the adoption
  • living expenses based on your financial need and the amount of funds allowed to you by Alabama law

American Adoptions provides these free services so that you can focus on creating an adoption plan and choosing adoptive parents, without having to worry about finances on top of everything else. We understand how emotionally, physically and financially difficult unplanned pregnancy and adoption can be. We are here to help.

How the Amount of Your Financial Assistance for Adoption is Determined in Alabama

In Alabama, adoptive parents are allowed to pay expenses incurred in connection with the adoption, including prenatal care, hospital expenses, counseling fees, legal fees, agency fees and living expenses. Prior to payment, the adoptive family must file with the court a full record of all expenses paid in connection with the adoption. Compensation may only be made with the court’s approval or put in an escrow account. Your adoption specialist will be there throughout the process to make sure all of the adoption financial assistance you receive in Alabama is handled legally and that your needs are met.

The adoption process is completely free. And, while you don’t directly get paid for adoption in Alabama, you can receive financial assistance for pregnancy- and adoption-related expenses.

Call 1-800-ADOPTION now to talk to an adoption specialist about your financial needs and get free adoption information without obligation.

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