Can I get paid to place my baby for adoption?
This comes up a lot when we’re talking to women looking for answers to tough questions about unplanned pregnancy and adoption. An ethical adoption agency will never pay you to place your baby for adoption, but we can help cover basic living expenses like housing costs, food and medical expenses during your pregnancy.
What is a basic living expense?
Basic living expenses that we can help cover in some situations include food to help you and your baby stay healthy during pregnancy, rent costs to ensure you have stable housing while you decide if adoption is right for you, and medical costs related to your pregnancy. In most cases, you will need to provide a doctor’s note showing that your pregnancy is preventing you from working until you deliver. Your pregnancy counselor can help explain how this works and why it’s important.
I am considering adoption because I can’t afford to raise a baby-
can you help?
Yes. Many of the women we work with are concerned about the costs of raising a baby, or are already parenting children. Our counselors can help you to decide if adoption is the right choice for you. If you decide to parent, we can help refer you to other resources that can provide financial, housing, and other kinds of assistance.
Can I still change my mind?
Yes. Even if you receive help in the form of basic living expenses or other support, you still have the same rights as other pregnant women considering adoption. We know that considering adoption for your baby is a difficult, emotional process. No agency should ever persuade you to choose adoption- only you can decide what is best for you and your baby.