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Does Adoption Cost?

There are no costs to place a baby for adoption. In fact, when you work with American Adoptions, we can often help with expenses like rent, groceries, utilities and more. The main goal is to provide you the support you need to have a healthy pregnancy.

Adoption Costs FAQs

Like most prospective birth mothers, you likely have questions about the costs associated with adoption.

Here are a few of the most common questions about adoption costs.

Do I Have to Pay to Place My Baby for Adoption?

No. With American Adoptions, you never have to pay for adoption. We work to ensure that financial concerns don’t get in the way of choosing to place your child for adoption.

We know you want your child to have the best life possible, which is why we help you create an adoption plan that gives you complete control over your journey, and allows you to focus on your pregnancy without worrying about pregnancy and adoption-related expenses.

You can learn more about adoption costs by completing our free online contact form or calling 1-800-ADOPTION to connect with an adoption specialist today.

Do I Get Help with My Expenses?

Yes. When placing your child for adoption, your medical and legal expenses are 100% covered.

You deserve a safe and healthy pregnancy and never have to worry about medical bills related to your pregnancy.

Additionally, you are eligible for financial support for things like:

  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Groceries
  • Transportation
  • And more

The amount of financial support you receive depends on your state’s adoption laws.

Your adoption specialist will work to get you the maximum amount allowed so that you can focus on your pregnancy and your baby’s health without worrying about how you will pay for those important bills.

Is it Ok to Get Financial Help?

Women considering adoption often wonder if it’s OK to accept financial help when placing a child for adoption. The short answer is yes — when you are working with a licensed adoption professional. American Adoptions seeks approval for all expenses through a court process to make 100% certain the expenses we help with are legally allowed in your state.

Courts approve certain expenses so there is a healthy pregnancy. Without help, some women may struggle to work in the later stages of their pregnancy, pay medical bills, and cover living expenses. 

Adoption financial support lets you focus on your pregnancy without worrying about stressful expenses.

We’d love the opportunity to speak to you and give you more information on adoption costs and how to get started today. You can contact one of our specialists by calling 1-800-ADOPTION or completing our free online contact form.

You no longer have to fear the uncertainty of your future. We’re ready to help

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is American Adoptions the right adoption agency choice for many birth mothers?

American Adoptions is one of the largest licensed adoption agencies in the United States. Each year, we work with thousands of women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and offer assistance to these women. Our large, caring staff is able to assist you seven days a week and provide you with one-on-one counseling about your pregnancy and available options.

You should choose an adoption agency where you feel completely comfortable with their services and staff. With American Adoptions, you will work with an Adoption Specialist who is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Adoption Specialist will be your advocate and will provide support and guidance as you create an adoption plan that is right for you.

How will the family tell my child about me and the adoption when my child is older?

Each family has their own style of introducing adoption to the child. When you are matched with an adoptive family, you can ask them this question. If you would like your Adoption Specialist to discuss it for you, just let her know. He or she can share your wishes or provide good ideas from other adoptive families.

You will also be able to share what you want your baby to know about you. You can complete a keepsake booklet to share hobbies, stories, photos of you and your family and a letter to your baby. The adoptive family can provide this to your child as he or she grows older. Be as creative as you like! Some birth mothers have even knitted a special blanket as a gift to their baby or given a similar symbol of their love.

The father of your baby can fill out the birth father's keepsake booklet or write a letter too. You may have other family members who would also like to share photos or a letter to the baby. This is your opportunity to pass on your and your family's love and to share your personality, history and reasons for choosing adoption. The adoptive family will treasure whatever information you provide and will share it with the baby at an appropriate age. In most adoptive homes, the word adoption is in the child's vocabulary early on, and adoption is celebrated in their lives.

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