Can I get help with my bills while I'm pregnant?

Financial Assistance is Available for You!

In Michigan, a birth mother considering adoption may be eligible for living expenses to help pay for items such as rent, utilities, transportation, food, maternity clothes, cell phone and more.  These expenses are usually covered by the adoptive family you have selected.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will adoption cost me anything?

A:         No. Adoption does not cost the birthmother anything.

Q: Can I get help for my bills while I'm pregnant?

A:         Yes. Under Michigan law, you can get financial assistance with rent, groceries, utilities, cellphone, maternity clothing, counseling, medical expenses and legal expenses.

Q: Who pays for my expenses?

A:     Usually the adoptive family you selected will pay for these expenses.
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Q: How long can I get help for my bills?

A:     In Michigan, your expenses can be covered for up to six weeks after birth.

Q: Do I have to pay the expenses back if I change my mind?

A:   No. You do not have to pay back the expenses if you changed your mind.

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