As a woman considering adoption for your child, you don’t necessarily get paid for pursuing an adoption plan.  However, you may be entitled to receive reasonable money to cover your pregnancy-related and living expenses during and a few weeks after your pregnancy.  In most states, adoptive parents can pay a birth family’s reasonable living, medical, legal, and counseling expenses (usually within specific guidelines).  Most adoptive parents are willing to help with living expenses, and many birth mothers need the help. Adoption will never cost expectant mothers anything and all legal fees will be covered. Please check your state law regarding allowable expenses.