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Do You Get Paid to Adopt a Child [in Arizona]?

5 FAQs and Answers about Adoption Financial Assistance in AZ

There are many reasons that prospective birth mothers consider adoption in Arizona. They may want to finish their education, they may want more financial stability or they may want something else entirely. Many people who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy worry about the costs associated with it.

But, adoption can help dispel those fears because:                                   

  • Adoption is always free.
  • You won’t need to worry about pregnancy-related medical costs.
  • You are most likely eligible for adoption financial assistance.

If you choose to place your child for adoption in Arizona, then the adoption process is absolutely free for you. But, if you are asking yourself, “Do you get paid to adopt a child in Arizona,” then the answer is no — for Arizona or any other state. Adoption agencies that pay you to place your baby for adoption are nonexistent.

The good news is that you don’t have to face adoption-related costs on your own; you may be eligible for adoption financial assistance in Arizona. To learn more about how financial assistance for adoption works in the Grand Canyon State, give us a call at 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with one of our experienced adoption professionals. You can also get more free information now.

“I hadn’t told anyone I was pregnant until I contacted American Adoptions,” Kristen, a birth mother who worked with us, said. “I had thought my decision through very thoroughly and decided since I wasn’t ready for a child, I wanted to give my baby everything I couldn’t provide, and adoption was my best choice.”

In the meantime, here are five FAQs and answers to help you better understand whether adoption is the right path for you.

1.Does It Cost to Put a Baby Up for Adoption in Arizona?

Adoption is always free. Costs are a common source of anxiety for prospective birth mothers, but they don’t have to be. At American Adoptions of Arizona, they frequently ask us, “Is putting a baby up for adoption free in Arizona?” Every time, the answer is yes.

Although there are many professionals and services involved throughout the adoption journey, you’re not responsible whatsoever for any of these costs. Adoption agencies, such as American Adoptions of Arizona, provide these crucial services completely free of charge. So, it is free to place your child for adoption in Arizona.

2.Can You Get Paid for Adoption in Arizona?

When it comes to the intersection of money and adoption, one of the most frequently asked questions we get is: “Can I get paid for adoption in Arizona?”

Just as is the case for every state in the U.S., you cannot get paid for adoption. In fact, it is illegal in all 50 states to receive compensation for placing your child for adoption. This is because it can be considered human trafficking. As a result, there are no adoption agencies in Arizona that will pay you for your adoption. Also, you should never trust someone who claims that they will pay you for your adoption.

But, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to worry about any costs associated with your pregnancy. You may be eligible for adoption financial assistance in Arizona, and you can learn more by calling us at 1-800-ADOPTION. We would love to help you answer any questions you may have.

3.How Do I Get Paid for Adoption Costs in Arizona?

American Adoptions of Arizona understands that pregnancy and childbirth are costly, and that’s why we take care of your pregnancy-related costs for you. These can include:

  • Maternity clothes
  • Medical care throughout your pregnancy
  • Prenatal care
  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • Rent and utilities
  • And more

American Adoptions of Arizona can also provide:                                                                                               

Our agency is fully licensed in Arizona, so we understand state laws. This means we will make sure you receive all the legally allowable adoption financial assistance possible. We provide these free services because we believe that you should be able to focus on creating an adoption plan and selecting an adoptive family. You shouldn’t have to fret about the finances.

Also, many of American Adoptions of Arizona’s staff members are adoptees, adoptive parents or birth parents, so we truly understand what adoption is like. When you work with us, you are working with people who have been where you are, and we would love to help you in any we can.

4.How Is Financial Assistance for Adoption in Arizona Determined?

The court must approve any adoption financial assistance that goes to the prospective birth mother. To be more specific, the court will approve “necessary and reasonable” costs related to the adoption, which may include:

  • Hospital expenses
  • Counseling fees
  • Legal fees
  • Prenatal care
  • Agency fees
  • Living costs

The amount of financial support you receive will be determined based on your current circumstances and standard of living necessary to protect both your health and the child’s health. For instance, a pregnant teenager living with their parents may not need as much financial assistance for adoption as a woman supporting herself and her other children on a single-household income.

5.How Do I Start My Adoption Journey in Arizona Today?

If you want to begin your adoption process in Arizona today or learn more about adoption financial assistance, then don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-ADOPTION. We will connect you with one of our experienced, trusted adoption professionals. We would love to help you in any way at any time!

“Today, my son is almost 2 years old,” Kelly, a birth mother who worked with American Adoptions, said. “We are in constant contact, sharing emails, pictures, cards and we even Skype. I got to share his first Christmas with him last year. We have an amazing adoption story and our story just continues to get better.”

You can also get free adoption information by filling out our online contact form here. For hopeful adoptive families that want more information on how to adopt a child, then get free information here.


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