Is There Any Cost to Me to Put My Baby Up for Adoption?
Often, birth mothers exploring the possibility of giving their babies up for adoption wonder if there are any costs to them for the adoption-related services they receive. The simple answer to this question is, “No.” Birth parents are not required to pay any of the expenses associated with placing their babies for adoption.
At Forever Bound Adoption, a local adoption agency licensed in Utah and Idaho, birth mothers receive many important services to ensure a positive adoption experience. If you choose to work with Forever Bound, you will meet regularly with a case worker who will help you through every step of the adoption process. If you need counseling services during your pregnancy or after placement, your caseworker will connect you with an experienced counselor.
Additionally, many birth mothers find that they face financial difficulties during their pregnancies and for a short time after placement. Often, pregnancy requires you to limit the number of hours you can work. Your Forever Bound Adoption case worker can help you apply for needed assistance such as Medicaid, food stamps, and WIC. If you still find yourself experiencing financial strain during your pregnancy and the placement process, your caseworker can help you arrange to receive financial assistance for basic living expenses, medical expenses, and other pregnancy-related expenses. The amount of assistance you receive varies based on your individual needs. Financial assistance is limited to actual expenses, but can be helpful in easing stress and worry during your pregnancy.
Regardless of whether or not you choose to place your baby for adoption, Forever Bound Adoption is here to assist you as you make the difficult choices you are facing. Our caring and compassionate staff would love to talk with you by phone or by text at (801) 821-1354. Even if you ultimately choose not to place your baby for adoption, we are happy to help you identify needed resources, and all of our services are provided to you free of charge. We look forward to hearing from and helping you.