As a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, you are facing one of the most difficult decisions a person can make. This is likely an overwhelming and confusing time for you, and financial concerns certainly do not make things any easier. You likely have many questions about adoption expenses: How much does adoption cost? How will I afford to place my baby for adoption? Do you get paid to adopt a child to a new family?

Expectant mothers are often surprised to find that adoption is not only free to them — there is also financial assistance available to those considering adoption.

While you cannot legally be “paid” for adoption, you are entitled to various forms of financial assistance throughout the adoption process. In this article, learn more about the adoption expenses that will be paid for you in Kansas or Missouri.

How do mothers get paid for adoption in Kansas City?

In every adoption, the services and support you need as a prospective birth mother are provided at no cost to you. This means that all of Kevin Kenney’s legal services, as well as your medical bills, agency and counseling costs, and any other expenses incurred during the adoption process, are covered for you.

Aside from your legal, medical and counseling expenses, reasonable and necessary living expenses may also be paid for you. The living expenses an expectant mother can receive during the adoption process vary depending on her circumstances and state laws.

Kansas and Missouri both allow expectant mothers to receive reasonable and necessary living expenses to cover costs such as rent, utilities, groceries, transportation, clothing and more. The court may not approve expenses that are determined to be unreasonable or clearly excessive, but Kevin can work with you to ensure your financial needs are met.

The total amount of living expenses you will receive may vary depending on a number of factors, including your current living situation and financial needs. As your attorney, Kevin can work with you to ensure you are receiving the maximum allowable living expenses in your circumstances.

Why do expectant mothers get paid for adoption?

Some expectant mothers are hesitant to accept financial assistance during the adoption process. It is important to understand that it is very common and even expected that you will receive some living expenses during your pregnancy and adoption process. Pregnancy is physically and emotionally demanding, and it may be more difficult for you to work during this time. Having your pregnancy and adoption-related costs covered for you will allow you to focus on yourself, your baby’s health and wellbeing, and the important decision you are making.

For more information about adoption costs and the financial assistance you can receive when placing your child for adoption in Kansas City, contact Kevin Kenney confidentially and with no obligation.