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Birthmother Choices and Adoptive Parent Issues2004 Adoptive Families Magazine

Dont’ Expect to Recover Money Spent on Birthmother Living Expenses

by Colleen M. Quinn

From 2004 Adoptive Families Magazine

Q: If a prospective birthmother decides not place her baby with us for adoption, can we get back the money we paid for her living expenses during the pregnancy?

A: The expenses that prospective parents can pay in connection with an adoption are regulated by state law,
and vary from state to state. (See a summary of state law concerning payment of birth mother expenses at: http://www.adoptivefamilies.com adoptionlaws .) In most states, adoptive parents can pay a birth family’s reasonable medical, legal, and counseling expenses. Many also permit some assistance with living expenses (usually within specific guidelines).” – From the Article

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Birthmother Choices and Adoptive Parent Issues2004 Adoptive Families Magazine


Dont’ Expect to Recover Money Spent on Birthmother Living Expenses

by Colleen M. Quinn

From 2004 Adoptive Families Magazine

Q: If a prospective birthmother decides not place her baby with us for adoption, can we get back the money we paid for her living expenses during the pregnancy?

A: The expenses that prospective parents can pay in connection with an adoption are regulated by state law,
and vary from state to state. (See a summary of state law concerning payment of birth mother expenses at: http://www.adoptivefamilies.com adoptionlaws .) In most states, adoptive parents can pay a birth family’s reasonable medical, legal, and counseling expenses. Many also permit some assistance with living expenses (usually within specific guidelines).” – From the Article

Click Here to View the Full Article as a PDF

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