Medical and living expense help throughout pregnancy
If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, you should know that Florida adoption law says birth mothers giving up a baby for adoption are entitled to financial help throughout pregnancy. This support covers basic living necessities (rent, food, phone), medical expenses, and more. Putting your baby in an adoption plan is one of the most loving things you will ever do, but also one of the hardest.
The adoption process can seem overwhelming at times. You may worry how you’ll pay for maternity clothing, transportation, doctor appointments, and other costs associated with the pregnancy on top of rent, food, and everything else.
As a leading expert among adoption agencies and Florida adoption attorneys, Shorstein & Kelly and their experienced women counselors have helped pregnant moms through this process for over 30 years. Whether speaking with Michael, Brian, or Eric, one of their three adoption attorneys, or Tara, their long-time adoption case manager, their goal is to always ensure that your needs are met, both financially and emotionally.
Common questions birth mothers ask about financial assistance:
Will I receive financial help during my pregnancy?
Yes. If you’ve decided adoption is right for you and your baby and you need help, you can count on receiving free services and support, like:
- Utilities – electricity, water, gas
- Food and Household items
- Cell phone and service
- Medical care for you and your developing baby
- Transportation to and from medical appointments
- Maternity clothing
At Shorstein & Kelly, we’ll sit down with you to discuss your individual needs when it comes to financial assistance. Together we’ll create a plan that provides you with stability throughout pregnancy and up to six weeks after the adoption is complete.
Who pays for the adoption financial help?
All expenses for birth mothers are paid by the adoptive parents you have chosen. This includes all living and medical expenses as well as all fees and costs associated with the adoption.
It’s normal to feel worried and afraid, but you’re not alone. At Shorstein & Kelly, we’ve
helped thousands of women, just like you, considering adoption. We’re here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.