Help with Medical and Legal Expenses

Adoption is always 100% free for you as a birth mother. There are no fees to pay, and your expenses will be covered by the adopting family. Because you are making the life-changing, brave choice of adoption, you should not face the financial burden childbirth can bring. Cradle of Hope can offer financial assistance to cover the costs of your medical and legal bills, as well as assist with living expenses, provide free counseling, and more.

To get more information about how we can help cover your medical and legal expenses during adoption you can contact an adoption professional any time at 301-905-9999. In the meantime, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we receive about legal and medical expenses below.

“If you are making an adoption plan for your baby, do you have to pay for your own medical expenses?”

Many women have worried about how they’ll afford the costs of their pregnancy and delivery when choosing adoption. They wonder, “If you put your baby up for adoption, do you have to pay the hospital bills?” In most cases, the answer is no. In most states, the adoptive parents can provide financial assistance to you for your medical needs. When you place a baby for adoption, the adopting parents cover the hospital expenses, beginning with prenatal doctor visits through the delivery of the baby, and up to six weeks of medical recovery after the baby is born.

Cradle of Hope and/or the adoptive family you select will likely help you seek assistance with medical expenses in one of several ways, depending on your current situation:

  • If you are currently covered under medical insurance, we’ll help you continue your current medical insurance plan, and the adoptive family may be able to help with your deductible or copay fees.
  • If you are not currently enrolled in medical insurance, we will help you to enroll in Medicaid or a comparable state-level program.
  • If you are ineligible for Medicaid or there is too little time in which to enroll you, the adoptive family will help provide financial assistance to pay for your out-of-pocket medical fees.

Courts and adoptive families understand that you may not be able to afford medical bills for pregnancy and delivery. Our families are prepared to assist with your medical expenses, as we all want you to have a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Contact an adoption professional now at 301-905-9999 to learn how to find a family willing to pay medical bills through the adoption process.

“If you want to give your baby up for adoption, do you have to pay for an attorney?”

No, you will not have to pay for an adoption attorney. Cradle of Hope will provide education and support about the legal process of adoption. Your adoption professional or an attorney will be present to make sure that you understand any adoption paperwork you complete and their legal implications. They will also be present to ensure that you make a confident and well-informed adoption decision without any undue influence from anyone else.

Cradle of Hope or the adoptive family you select will be pay for an adoption lawyer. We will also cover all of your legal expenses and set aside the budget to do so.