The last thing you need to worry about when facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption is financial worries… Adoption Choices of Missouri is a full service, licensed adoption agency which means we are able to provide financial assistance during and after your pregnancy when you create an adoption plan with us.
You may be wondering: “Do I get paid for adoption in Missouri?”
It’s a question we answer in adoption conversations frequently. It’s understandable; financial concerns often come into play when a woman is facing an unplanned pregnancy, and there is a lot of confusion about adoption for compensation in Missouri and across the U.S. But we are here to set the record straight!
Before we go any further, we want to clarify: No one should ever give you money to influence your adoption decision, and you cannot get money for “giving a baby up” for adoption in Missouri — or in any state. However, for a woman considering adoption, Missouri does allow adoptive families to pay for certain pregnancy-related expenses – and it is always free for you to choose adoption.
So, no, you don’t get “paid” for adoption in Missouri, but 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 and Utilities
- Food and Groceries
- Phone service
- Maternity clothes
- Medical expenses
If you’re still wondering, “Do I get money for giving my baby for adoption in Missouri?” or if you have questions about the adoption financial assistance you could receive in your situation, you can speak to an adoption specialist any time, with no obligation, Email us | Call or Text us at 1-816-527-9800
Is it free to put a child up for adoption in Missouri?
Yes. In Missouri, putting a baby up for adoption costs nothing for prospective birth mothers. All of the services you need for adoption will be provided at no cost to you, including:
- 24/7 support with your adoption specialist
- Information about adoption and all of your unplanned pregnancy options to help you with your decision-making process
- Adoption planning and coordination of the adoption process
- Help finding the perfect adoptive family for your baby
- Medical services, including prenatal care and hospital expenses
- Legal representation to protect your rights
- Ongoing support after placement, including counseling
When you work with Adoption Choices of Missouri, you will have your own adoption specialist who will provide these services and more to ensure your needs are met and you are as comfortable as possible throughout this process. You will never have to worry about how much it costs to “give a child up” for adoption in Missouri, because all of these services are completely free to you.
Do adoption agencies pay birth mothers in Missouri?
The answer to this question is no, but working with a reputable, licensed adoption agency like Adoption Choices of Missouri is the best way to receive the financial assistance you need during the adoption process.
So, no there are no adoption agencies that pay you, but we can help you with living expenses.
How much adoption financial assistance can I get in Missouri?
Based on your circumstances, the answer to this question is going to vary. For example, if you are living with your parents, you probably won’t need as much support for costs such as rent or utilities. If you’re a single woman living on her own and supporting children, your expenses are likely higher. It’s also possible that your circumstances will change throughout your pregnancy. When your adoption specialist gets to know you and understand your financial needs, he or she will work with you to make sure you get the financial assistance you need.
Why do pregnant women in Missouri “get paid” for adoption expenses?
Sometimes pregnant women are reluctant to accept financial assistance when pursuing adoption; they don’t want anyone to assume they’re “giving a baby up” for money. Understand however, Missouri financial assistance allows this for a reason: pregnancy is physically and emotionally demanding, particularly if you aren’t ready to raise a child. It may also be more difficult for you to work during your pregnancy, which adds to the stress of an already stressful situation. Allowing prospective adoptive parents to pay pregnancy-related costs provides you with a little more leeway to focus on yourself, your baby, and the adoption decision you’re facing.
If you’re a pregnant woman wondering if you can get paid for adoption in Missouri, it’s a good idea to speak with an adoption specialist. To speak with one of ours with no obligation by calling or texting 816-527-9800 or by Messaging Us.