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Is Adoption Free for Pregnant Women?

A List of Free Adoption Services

The gift you are considering to present to a family is absolutely priceless. In return, you should not endure any financial hardship from this selfless decision.

This is why at American Adoptions it is free to put a baby up for adoption. One hundred percent of a birth mother’s expenses are paid for by the adoptive family, including:

24/7 Support

The adoption process is an emotional time, and having someone to talk to about your feelings is essential to a healthy adoption process. Whether you have an important question needing answered, an emergency, or you just need someone to talk to, your Adoption Specialist will be available by phone, 24/7, for support, education and counseling.

Medical Care

American Adoptions will help you receive prenatal care (if you haven’t already) and a sonogram, and any hospital expenses not covered by insurance or Medicaid will be paid for by the adoptive family. We will also work closely with you to create an adoption hospital plan that perfectly fits your wishes for when your due date arrives.

Legal Services

You will be provided with your own experienced adoption attorney who will walk you through each step of the legal process and ensure you understand your rights and everything you are agreeing to. He or she will have your absolute best interest in mind throughout each step of the legal process, from consenting to the adoption to helping you receive any living expenses you might need (read more below).

Adoption Scholarship

Every year American Adoptions awards thousands of dollars worth of scholarships to women wanting to begin or continue their educations. We often receive updates from our past scholarship recipients about their achievements in college or their careers, and we are immensely proud to play a small role in their success.

Living Expenses

Finally, in most situations, you may be eligible to receive living expenses to help cover your rent, utilities and other bills. Your Adoption Specialist will work with you to make sure your receive the maximum amount of living expenses for which you are eligible. Please read the following to learn more about living expenses.

For more information about the costs of adoption for women considering adoption and why it is free to give a baby up for adoption, call us at 1-800-ADOPTION or click the following for free adoption information.

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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.

Additional Resources

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