Assistance with living expenses may be available for birth parents, depending on the laws in your state. While adoption laws vary in each state, many states allow adoptive families to assist birth parents with expenses related to the pregnancy. These expenses are designed to supplement other income, and can help with items such as maternity clothing, medical bills, transportation to doctor's visits, food, housing, etc. It's important to feel very confident in your adoption decision before accepting living assistance. Your Adoption Specialist can work with you to create a budget based on your needs.