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Besides the emotional toll an unplanned pregnancy carries, you’re probably also preoccupied with practical concerns.
You can rest easier knowing that, as a birth mother, your adoptive family will provide for your financial, medical, housing and transportation needs.
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Help with Finances
At the Law Office of David Radis, we want birth mothers to know that our services are completely free to them. Having enough money to cover medical expenses and other financial obligations can add additional stress. In most states, living expenses can be covered by the adoptive family where lawfully allowed.
Living expenses generally include transportation costs, clothing, food, rent, utilities, and pregnancy-related medical expenses. We will work out an adoption plan between you and the adoptive family that covers all of your concerns.
Your Medical Care
We will work with you and the adopting family to help cover your medical care so you don’t have to worry. These expenses include pregnancy-related medical and hospital expenses not covered by insurance or State Aid during the period that the birth mother is unable to work due to her pregnancy. The adoptive family can cover:
- Sonograms and ultrasounds
- Lab work
- Prenatal visits to the doctor
- Delivery expenses
- Hospital bills
- Vitamin and prescriptions
Help with Housing
Often times, you might find yourself in a situation where you aren’t able to work during the last trimester of your pregnancy. In fact, many doctors will recommend that you stay off your feet as much as you can to take the strain off your back and your baby.
So, what can you do if you aren’t able to afford rent, food, or other amenities? In some cases, the adoptive parents of your child may be willing to pay for your living expenses during the last few months of your pregnancy. We will work out a custom plan between you and the adoptive family to ensure you can cover all of your expenses.
Help Getting There
Depending on where you live, you may end up traveling frequently for appointments, doctor office visits, and more during your pregnancy. The costs of transportation can quickly add up. If you are unable to afford transportation costs, we will work with you to develop a custom adoption plan that will help pay for these costs, granting you peace of mind during your pregnancy.
How adoption works
My office works with all adoption types including Independent, Agency Identified and Traditional Agency adoption.
In an open adoption, the birth mother chooses the adoptive family herself. She meets them; she knows them. In California, a birth mother has the right to the full disclosure of all information pertaining to the adoptive family. This includes their legal names, age, religion, marital status, length of current marriage, and employment status.
All of my services are free to birth mothers. If you have any financial needs, they are paid for by the adoptive family if allowed by law. These expenses include pregnancy-related medical and hospital expenses not covered by insurance or State Aid, and any living expenses during the period that you are unable to work due to your pregnancy.
While we are located in Los Angeles, CA, we can meet with you and help you to locate an adoption agency or attorney in your area. We will match you with an agency or organization that will work with you every step of the way during your pregnancy and after the birth of your child.
Answers to your big questions
Yes. I believe every birth mother knows in her heart what is right for her baby and encourage you to take part in choosing an adoptive family.
Yes. You are given a choice of two to four potential adoptive families who meet your conditions and an opportunity to speak to each family directly.
In California, you have the right to meet the adoptive family at their expense. After picking the adoptive family, you can decide to stay in your home state to give birth or come to the home state of the adoptive parents. Most of the eager families who come to me live in California. If you choose to come to California to give birth, you will be here approximately one month. This stay is always at the adoptive family's expense. Living near the adoptive family will allow you to get to know them and interact a day-to-day basis so you feel even more comfortable with your decision.
If you choose an open adoption, you and the adoptive family get to know one another before and after your baby is born. Pictures can be shared periodically throughout the child's life, and some adoptive parents even allow the birth mother to visit with the child throughout the year. Your adoption plan will be unique to you and the family you choose for your baby.