What expenses can the adoptive parents pay to or on behalf of the birth mother and child?

The adoptive parents or agency can pay for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in connection with the adoption or related to the health and welfare of the baby. These expenses may include costs for prenatal and post partum medical care, infant medical care, counseling fees and legal fees. In addition the court may approve living expenses and any other costs the court finds reasonable and necessary to assure the health and welfare of the unborn child; however the court must approve payments of this type that exceed $1,000.