Robin’s goal is that you succeed in your adoption with a minimum of risk, both financial and emotional. She will approve and monitor all expenses, which will be paid either through her attorney trust account or a licensed agency. Robin will help you make an adoption plan that fits into your budget and will try to limit the cost of the adoption before the baby is in your home. Although you can pay for the birth mother’s medical expenses, most birth mothers qualify for Medicaid and some have medical insurance. Your medical insurance will cover the baby from birth, but not the birth mother. In addition, you can pay for the birth mother’s counseling, reasonable living expenses during the pregnancy and recovery, and legal expenses. If you proceed with an agency adoption, you will incur the cost of an agency placement fee in addition to Robin’s legal fee.