Receiving Financial Assistance

One of the things you may worry about as you consider placing your child for adoption is how you will pay for the expenses of the pregnancy and birth.

Both Oregon and Washington law allow potential adoptive parents to assist birth mothers with expenses reasonably related to the pregnancy, birth, and post-partum recovery. Adoptive parents will typically cover your legal, medical, and counseling fees, and may cover all or part of your living expenses.

Knowing the following assistance is usually available may ease some of your worry:

Medical Expenses Not Covered by Insurance

  • Doctor’s appointments
  • Labor and delivery
  • Other hospital expenses

Legal Fees

  • Attorney fees, including those from before you were matched with the adoptive parents

Other Expenses

  • Living expenses (rent, food, utilities, transportation)
  • Maternity clothes
  • Counseling (before and after the birth)