Do I Get Paid to Put My Baby Up for Adoption in Colorado?
By Kyla Helwig
You are facing an unplanned pregnancy. You aren’t able to be a mother right now, but you want to be able to provide for your baby. If you are in this situation right now, adoption might be for you. Through adoption, you will be able to provide your baby with a home and family. You can even stay involved in your baby’s life in some cases. Here at Adoption Choices of Colorado, we understand that it’s not easy to choose adoption. Some birth mothers may wonder if they can receive compensation for putting their baby up for adoption. Although receiving outside income may be desirable for struggling women, getting paid for adoption is illegal. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we want to explain why we can’t pay you for adoption. Additionally, we want to tell you why you should still consider adoption anyway.
If you need adoption help now, please call or text us at 303-670-4673 (HOPE) or visit us at Adoption Choices of Colorado.
Why Is Adoption Compensation Illegal?
In short, receiving money in exchange for a child is unethical. No matter what state you carry out adoption in, receiving compensation for a child will be illegal. Human life is priceless, and putting a price tag on your child diminishes their worth. Although you may be struggling financially, selling your baby is not a good way for you to make money. Ultimately, receiving compensation for adoption is a form of human trafficking. There are plenty of ways to make money that don’t involve buying and selling children. For more information speak to your adoption specialist or legal adviser.
What If I’m Struggling Financially During Pregnancy?
If you are facing financial difficulties during your pregnancy, Adoption Choices of Colorado is here to help. Although you can’t receive payment for your child’s adoption, you can receive support from adoption agencies. There are many adoption agencies in Colorado to choose from to provide you with pregnancy support. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we provide birth mothers with financial support throughout their pregnancy. If you are struggling to provide for pregnancy-related expenses, reach out to a birth mother counselor to get help. In addition, you may be eligible for financial support from the state. The counselor you are working with will determine your need level and work to get you to support as soon as possible.
What Adoption Resources Are Available?
When you partner with Adoption Choices of Colorado, there are a few adoption services that you will receive. One resource is your adoption counselor. Throughout your adoption, you will have questions and decisions to make. Your counselor will be there to guide you through the process and provide wisdom. Some decisions will be tough, so receiving outside input will benefit. Additionally, all counselors are very familiar with adoption and how it works. Therefore, they are well equipped to provide you with information and advice.
Another resource our agency provides is post-placement counseling. After your baby has been placed with their adoptive parents, you may feel strong emotions. The whole adoption process is taxing and can cause some mental health issues. If you find yourself struggling mentally after your child’s placement, we are here to help. We provide birth mothers with individual and group therapy from trained professionals. We hope you will find a community at Adoption Choices of Colorado that you can trust.
Another resource that can assist you financially is our agency’s housing support. If you are homeless or can’t pay rent, our agency can assist you during your pregnancy. Having a safe living environment during pregnancy is essential, and we want to help you out. We will cover your rent during pregnancy and up to six weeks after delivery. Additionally, your counselor will be there to assist you with transportation and other assistance while you are pregnant.
How Do I Get Started On Adoption in Colorado?
If you are interested in pursuing adoption, your first step will be to make the difficult decision. It’s hard to deal with pregnancy, but once you decide to pursue adoption, our agency can help you out. Your adoption counselor will guide you through each step of the process and clear up confusion. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to learn more about your adoption options, contact Adoption Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.