If you have an unplanned pregnancy but do not have enough money to pay your everyday expenses from now until the baby is born and through the post-partum recovery period and would never consider abortion, it is important for you to know that under the laws of Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky, adoptive parents can legally help pay your living expenses. Accepting financial assistance in these states is not baby selling. States that permit living expenses, like Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky, have realized that in order to give a woman with an untimely pregnancy a viable alternative to aborting the unborn child, adoptive parents would need to provide financial assistance to the birth mothers.

Living expenses include money for groceries, clothing, housing, transportation, and the like. Adoptive parents may pay living expenses in addition to medical expenses. Medical expenses do not count toward living expenses.

If you are thinking about putting your baby up for adoption, or more correctly, making an adoption plan for your baby, we at Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) will help with your living expenses during the second two trimesters of the pregnancy and up to 6 weeks following the birth of the baby. However, adoptive parents may not buy a baby from a birth mother. Paying and receiving money in exchange for a consent to adoption constitutes “baby selling,” a felony in Indiana. Receiving help with your living expenses is okay.

Kirsh & Kirsh has helped birth mothers finding loving, secure, and happy homes for their precious babies for more than 35 years. We can help you, without cost or obligation on your part. We will always treat you will kindness and respect.

You can call, text and or email us anytime. To contact us—call: 317-575-5555, text: 317-721-2030, email: AdoptionSupport@kirsh.com, or Facebook message:  https://www.facebook.com/KirshandKirsh/. We answer our office phone 24 hours a day, every single day. We try to respond to emails and text messages within minutes of receipt.