This question can be answered in so many ways. Lets start off by letting you know that adoption is state regulated.
It means that each state has their own special laws when it comes to adoption. So wherever the baby is born, are the laws that need to be followed? Each state decides what birth mothers are able to collect for expenses. Some states will not allow a birth mother to collect anything, yet other states will allow the birth mother to be compensated for all her expenses.
What Are Expenses?
Expenses include things like, rent utilities, clothing, food and transportation (gas money, bus tickets, and subway fair). Also expenses pertaining to the adoption such as legal expenses, medical and counseling.
What AreNot Expenses?
Past credit card bills, clothing for other members of the family, vacations, and car payments.
How Long Are Expenses Paid?
Usually until the parental surrenders are signed, or 6 weeks has past since the birth of the child, which ever comes first.
How Are These Expenses Paid?
Through an attorney and/or agency attorney. Disbursements of the funds must be through a third party and not paid directly. Payments made by an adoptive couple directly to a birth mother can lead to a felony charge on both the couple and the birth mother, as it is considered “coercion and black marketing”.
How Can We Help?
We realize the decision to place your child is a difficult one. We do everything possible to accommodate you physically and emotionally.
So if you think you are interested in our company for your adoption plans, just give us a call or e-mail us at the numbers and addresses listed. Remember, we are here to help you!