Financial Assistance for Birth Mothers in Colorado
Dealing with an unexpected pregnancy is hard. It can turn your world upside down and make your emotions go haywire. Maybe you weren’t planning on having any other children. Perhaps you’re not at the right place in your life to raise a child. Perhaps you don’t see yourself as a parent at all. Whether finances are tight or you are unable to give your child the life he or she deserves, know that you are not alone. You have options!
If you are considering adoption, you are in good hands! Adoption Choices of Colorado provides birth mothers with all the physical, mental, emotional and financial support we can to help you navigate through your pregnancy and adoption journey.
Financial Assistance for Birth Mothers
Your health and safety — and that of your baby — is our top priority. We understand how stressful an unplanned pregnancy can be, and that finances may be at the forefront of your mind. But don’t worry! Our local adoption center in Colorado offers financial assistance for all eligible birth mothers. For instance, if you do not have a safe place to live for your pregnancy, or need help getting to and from doctor’s appointments, you may qualify for our housing and transportation assistance.
Here is a general overview of the areas that we may be able to cover, depending on your situation and level of need:
- Phone bill
With the help of our agency, and your child’s adoptive parents, you may be able to get other court-approved birth mother expenses — like medical and prenatal care — taken care of as well.
Government Financial Assistance
While Adoption Choices of Colorado provides financial assistance for birth mothers, there are also other resources and government-run programs available to you. These include, but are not limited to:
- SNAP – The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a food assistance program in Colorado that provides food stamps to those who qualify as low-income households. If you are found eligible for this, you will be sent an EBT card and receive an allotted monthly amount to help you buy groceries at participating stores.
- WIC – The Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program also provides food assistance, in addition to nutrition education and breastfeeding counseling. To be found eligible for WIC, you must meet the requirements listed on their website. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to participate.
- Medicaid – If you are in need of extra health and medical coverage, Colorado has a program known as “Health First Colorado,” formerly as known as their Medicaid program. To qualify, you must meet certain income guidelines and other requirements.
To learn more about what other resources may be available to you, be sure to check out Colorado Adoption Contacts. They are especially helpful to expectant mothers who are considering adoption, as they provide insights into pregnancy and answers to some frequently asked questions. In addition, you will find a page on their website detailing adoption professionals and information about the adoption process per Colorado law.
We’re Here to Help
There is no shame in asking for help, or needing help at all. It is hard to maneuver through life during pregnancy — especially one that is unplanned. So, it’s perfectly understandable why you may need extra financial assistance. We want to help you with this as much as possible so that you can have the best and most empowering adoption journey experience.
As a birth mother, we know that you only want what’s best for your child. If your financial situation is unstable, you are unable to take care of yourself adequately or give your child their best chance at life. This is why adoption is always an option for you, no matter what. Our goal is to make sure that you and your child get all the love, care and support you need throughout your adoption journey. To learn more, give us a call. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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.
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