This is a great question that many birth parents ask. Many birth parents are in need of help with housing, and many of them want a really good support system for their adoption plan. When considering adoption, a program to relocate for the pregnancy is a big factor in their decision and the agency they choose to work with.
Act of Love Adoption Agency in Utah helps many, many birth parents each year. For many of them, this includes relocating during their pregnancy. If a birth parent decides that it is best not to stay in their home state to deliver, they may choose to relocate.
Act of Love Adoption Agency offers a great relocation program for those parents who choose to make this part of their adoption plan. The travel expenses are covered, the agency has apartments and other facilities available for housing, and weekly grocery money is provided. However, beyond physical needs being met, there is also emotional support. Birth parents go to lunch with the caseworker that has helped them with their adoption plan, they meet weekly with their adoption counselor, and have a wonderful coordinator that will go with them to the doctor, take them grocery shopping and on outings. This coordinator will be with birth parents to meet the adoptive family as well as for the delivery.
After delivery, there will be some time to recover, and then travel expenses back home will be covered. Other living expenses related to the pregnancy can be discussed with the caseworker working with birth parents.
Relocating is not the right option for all birth parents. However, it is a very positive experience for those that choose to relocate toward the end of their pregnancy. Talk with your adoption caseworker about relocating to see if it is a positive option for your adoption plan.