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Can You 'Get Paid' for Adoption in Arizona?

5 Questions About Adoption for Compensation in AZ

If you are a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy in Arizona, you may have many questions about the financial side of adoption. You might be thinking, “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. For many women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, financial pressure is one of the biggest factors on their mind. It’s understandable. Life is expensive as it is — the costs associated with pregnancy and raising a child could be impossible to bear, especially when you weren’t expecting them.

As you think about all this, you may wonder, “How much does it cost to give a child up for adoption in Arizona? Is it free to put a child up for adoption?” or even, “Do you get paid to give your baby up for adoption in AZ?”

Don’t worry. 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 if you choose this option for your baby. You can learn more about the adoption financial assistance that is possible in your circumstances by calling 1-800-ADOPTION at any time.

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?

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?

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?

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. We are here to help.

How is Financial Assistance for Adoption in Arizona Determined?

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

It is up to the court to determine what expenses are “necessary and reasonable” based on the potential birth mother’s current standard of living and the standard of living necessary to protect her health and the health of her unborn baby. This means your living situation could impact the amount of financial support 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.

Is There Financial Assistance for Adoption in AZ?

Yes. Adoption is 100 percent free. You don’t directly get money for putting a baby up for adoption, but you can receive financial assistance for pregnancy- and adoption-related expenses.

If you are ready to make an adoption plan, or if you would simply like to learn more about how American Adoptions can help you cover your pregnancy-related costs during this process, contact us today. Call 1-800-ADOPTION now to talk to an adoption specialist about your financial needs and get free adoption information without obligation. You can also request more free information about adoption online.

Information available through these links is the sole property of the companies and organizations listed therein. America Adoptions, Inc. provides this information as a courtesy and is in no way responsible for its content or accuracy.

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