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Do I Get Paid to Put My Baby Up For Adoption in Missouri?

Do I Get Paid to Put My Baby Up For Adoption in Missouri?

By Janae Pabon

Many women facing an unplanned pregnancy, especially those struggling financially, wonder if they can get paid for placing their baby for adoption in Missouri. This is a very fair question and an important one to ask since there are many misconceptions about this topic. However, the answer is no; it is illegal to get paid for giving a child up for adoption.

It is Illegal to Get Paid to Place your Baby for Adoption in Missouri?

It is important that you know it is illegal to place your baby for adoption for money. There are no adoption agencies that will pay you. In fact, if anyone does offer to pay you, there are dangerous legal complications with the exchange. It can be considered trafficking, and it means the service is unprofessional or unlicensed.

What Financial Resources Does Our Adoption Agency Offer?

It is true we will not pay you for placing your baby for adoption. However, working with a private, licensed adoption agency like ours is still the best financial option. More obviously, it will be much cheaper financially than actually raising your baby. It is also, however, a better financial option than a public adoption within the foster care system. This is because Adoption Choices of Missouri offers you multiple financial resources to ease your expenses during the adoption process. Also, placing your baby for adoption is free!

Here are some resources you might be eligible for to make your life easier while you work through your adoption: 

  1. Among our financial resources, we can help you with housing expenses. You may not be able to work as much as you previously did while pregnant, if at all. Therefore, it can be extremely difficult to pay large monthly fees like rent and utilities during the adoption process.
  2. We can assist you with groceries. It is important to maintain a healthy diet while pregnant for your own health and the baby’s. When you don’t have enough money for healthy foods or the time to grocery shopping, it can be easy to slip into dangerous health habits. Adoption Choices of Missouri will make sure you have enough to eat. 
  3. We can also help you with medical expenses and ensure that you receive prenatal care. Medical bills get expensive, and this can be a huge concern when it comes to being pregnant. Appointments to check on you and your baby’s health, however, are important. Therefore, we will help assure that you have enough money to pay for medical care throughout the process. 
  4. Additionally, we offer a 24-hour helpline for counseling. Our agency can offer you consistent one-on-one counseling with one of our licensed and experienced counselors, along with peer groups. Some people prefer therapy in a group environment where they can talk to those who relate to them. Making sure you process your emotions is an extremely important part of adoption.

Reach Out to Us Today for Assistance With Your Adoption 

Are you wondering how to give a baby up for adoption? Do you want to know what resources Adoption Choices of Missouri can provide you if you choose adoption? You are in the right place! We can help you create your adoption plan or birth plan and find you an adoptive family who has passed the home study checklist. And, of course, we have many other helpful resources to offer you during the adoption process.

Do not hesitate to reach out to us to get answers to all of your questions. To begin the adoption process, contact us, and we will set you up with a birth parent counselor who will go over your adoption options with you. They will be by your side throughout the rest of the adoption process.


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