If you’re unexpectedly pregnant, having to worry about money can put you under additional stress. In this article we will answer a common question: “Do I get paid for adoption in Missouri?” and discuss financial support that is available to you with Adoption Choices of Missouri.
Do I get paid for adoption in Missouri?
Adoption Choices of Missouri works to help expectant women receive as much financial assistance for placing your baby for adoption as possible while you’re going through the adoption process. We want you to have one less thing on your troubled mind.
While you do not get paid for adoption, if your circumstances allow, we can help you find financial assistance for everyday costs like:
- Housing and Rent
- Medical care
- And more
Additionally, all of our legal services are offered completely free of charge to you along with some adoption services like:
- Helping you sign up for free medical care throughout your pregnancy and delivery
- Access to free counseling and support services before, during and after the adoption; whenever you need them
- Help finding the perfect adoptive parents for your baby
- General case management and adoption planning services
While you’re sorting through the process of finding adoptive parents for your child, we can help handle whatever adoption – and pregnancy -associated costs that are allowed by law so that you can focus on doing what’s best for you and your baby.
How to Get Paid for Adoption Costs
Pregnancy and childbirth are expensive even if you’re medically insured, and maintaining a consistent work schedule can be difficult as your pregnancy progresses. When you choose to place your baby for adoption with Adoption Choices of Missouri you may be eligible to receive some form of “payment” for birth mothers in the form of living expenses. These can help offset the costs of your pregnancy and adoption.
The amount of adoption financial assistance that you can receive will depend on a number of factors, including:
- The birth parent living expense laws and limits set by the state law that applies to your adoption plan
- Your current income
- Your current living situation
- If you have any dependents that you’re financially responsible for
We’re here to help you navigate these laws so that you’re able to receive the maximum amount of adoption compensation for birth mother expenses that is available in your situation.
Birth Parent Living Expense Laws in Missouri:
“Do You Get Money for Putting a Baby Up for Adoption in MO?”
The answer is a little more complicated than just a simple yes or no. No one should ever give you money to influence your adoption decision. However, as a woman considering adoption, Missouri does allow adoptive families to pay for certain pregnancy-related expenses. So, while you don’t get paid for adoption, you may receive financial assistance to help you keep up with bills and additional costs related to pregnancy. Pregnancy-related expenses may include but are not limited to: Rent, Utilities, Food, Phone service, Transportation, Maternity clothes, and Medical expenses.
Missouri prevents adoptive parents from paying any expenses deemed unreasonable by the courts, and it’s illegal to ever exchange money for the termination of parental rights.
Additionally, in Missouri essential services such as free medical care, counseling, and legal representation are always provided for women considering adoption. You may qualify for MO adoption compensation for birth mother living expenses as well as the costs of pregnancy and birth, in addition to post-adoption birth parent benefits. Pregnancy-related expenses may include but are not limited to: Rent, Utilities, Food, Phone service, Transportation, Maternity clothes, and Medical expenses.
“Is it free to put a child up for adoption in Missouri?” Yes. Placing your child for adoption always comes at no expense to the birth mother.
We are here for you. A caring caseworker from Adoption Choices of Missouri will be by your side to provide you with comfort and emotional support. But our involvement doesn’t end there. We’re with you through the birth and afterward for all of your emotional needs.
Adoption Choices of Missouri will cover appropriate living expenses to birth mothers who need the help. We understand how difficult it is to get back on your feet and return to work after delivering a baby.
Contact us Toll Free: 1-877-903-4488