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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Season 2, #131: Birth Mother Expenses
Both adoptive parent and birth parents have many questions surrounding birth parent funding. This podcast will address birth parent expenses and what an adoption agency or adoption attorney in the State of Arizona is allowed to disburse to a birth mother. This podcast is geared to the laws for Arizona State only, however for those living in a state with alternative laws, this will give you insight into why, what, how, when and so forth; thereby offering an in depth understanding of the rules, regulations, and practices of birth parent expenses.
First and foremost, birth parents pay zero fees for their adoption services. Ultimately, adoptive families are the funding source for birth parents, while the adoption agency may undergird the birth parents initial expenses.
All birth parents may not financially qualify for financial assistance with their living expenses, but regardless they pay no fees. The formula is calculated by our legal department and they determine how much funding the birth parents are allowed to receive.
Living expenses need to be related to the pregnancy, which is why birth father’s expenses are not included. The presumption is that he does not have the medical condition of pregnancy.