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Can You 'Get Paid' for Adoption in Arizona?

5 Questions About Adoption for Compensation in AZ

You might be considering adoption in Arizona due to complex circumstances such as financial instability. Many birth moms experiencing an unplanned pregnancy are worried about the costs associated with pregnancy. Adoption can help alleviate those concerns.

  • Adoption is always free. 

  • You don’t have to worry about medical costs associated with pregnancy. 

  • Financial assistance is available for pregnancy-related costs based on your situation. 

If you decide to place a child for adoption in Arizona, the process is 100 percent free to you. However, no one can receive compensation for placing a baby for adoption, in Arizona or in any other state. Adoption agencies that pay you to place your baby up for adoption do not exist. 

That being said, you don’t have to face the expenses of pregnancy alone. In fact, you will likely be entitled to financial assistance for adoption in Arizona. You can learn more about the adoption financial assistance that is possible in your circumstances by calling 1-800-ADOPTION at any time. You can also get more free information here

In the meantime, this guide will help you understand how this works and, hopefully, give you a clearer idea of whether or not adoption will be right for you. Here are five answers to the most common questions about financial help for birth mothers giving a baby for adoption in Arizona: 

What does it Cost to Put a Baby Up for Adoption in AZ? [Adoption is Always Free] 

Nothing. It is common for prospective birth mothers to worry about adoption expenses when they begin considering their options. They often ask us, “Isn’t adoption expensive? Does putting a baby up for adoption cost money in Arizona?” The answer is no. 

While there are a number of services and professionals involved in the adoption process, you are not responsible for any of those costs when you make an adoption plan for your baby. Adoption agencies like American Adoptions offer all of their services at no charge to you, so it is 100 percent free to put a baby up for adoption in Arizona. 

Can You Get Paid for Adoption in Arizona? [Financial Assistance for Pregnancy-Related Expenses is Possible] 

When it comes to the finances of making an adoption plan, these are by far the most common questions we hear: Do you get paid for putting your baby up for adoption in Arizona?  

The answer is the same for every birth mother in every state in the U.S.: No, you cannot receive compensation for “giving a baby up” for adoption. In Arizona and across the entire United States, this is illegal, and it could be considered human trafficking for a mother of a baby to get paid for adoption. There are no Arizona adoption agencies that pay you for the baby or for your consent to adoption. In fact, you should never work with someone who promises this type of adoption compensation for birth mothers in Arizona. 

That being said, if you are pregnant and considering “giving a baby up” for adoption, money may be available to you in the form of financial assistance for pregnancy-related expenses. You can learn more about financial assistance for adoption in Arizona below or by calling 1-800-ADOPTION. 

How Do You Get Paid for Adoption Expenses in Arizona?  [The Right Adoption Agency Matters]

Pregnancy and childbirth are expensive. But through American Adoptions, your pregnancy-related expenses can be taken care of for you. These may include:

  • Prenatal care 

  • Maternity clothes 

  • Medical care throughout your pregnancy 

  • Childcare 

  • Transportation 

  • Rent and utilities 

  • And more 

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

  • Free medical care for your pregnancy and delivery 

  • Free legal representation 

  • Free counseling services before, during, and after the adoption, whenever you may need it 

  • Living expenses based on your financial need and the amount of funds allowed to you by Arizona 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 the financial considerations. We understand how emotionally, physically and financially difficult pregnancy and adoption can be, because our staff has experienced this process personally. When you work with our agency, you are working with birth mothers, adoptees and adoptive families who have been where you are. We are here to help. 

How is Financial Assistance for Adoption in Arizona Determined? [Find Out what’s Available to You] 

When a woman receives financial assistance for putting a baby up for adoption in Arizona, the money she receives must be approved by the court. The court will approve “necessary and reasonable” expenses incurred in connection with the adoption, which could include things like: 

  • Prenatal care 

  • Hospital expenses 

  • Counseling fees 

  • Legal fees 

  • Agency fees 

  • Living expenses 

Based on your current situation and the standard of living necessary to protect your health and the health of your unborn baby, the amount of your financial support could be impacted when “giving a baby up” for adoption in Arizona. For example, a pregnant teen living with her parents may not need as much adoption financial assistance as a woman who is supporting herself and her other children on one income. 

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Michelle, a birth parent specialist and a birth parent herself, is ready to answer any questions you have about adoption. 

“I am available to answer any questions that arise, particularly from birth moms, as I have been in your shoes and know how you are feeling,” Michelle said. “It was most helpful to me when I had someone to talk to who would just listen to me without making any judgments or conclusions about who I was as a person.” 

You can ask Michelle questions about the Cape Coral, FL adoption process online. You can also call us toll free at 1-800-ADOPTION, or get free information with our online contact form for prospective birth mothers considering adoption here. Adoptive families wanting more information on adopting a child can click here to get more information.

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