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    Question Trying to Adopt and Tricare

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    My DF and I have been talking about adopting since I'd have a high risk pregnancy if I were to get pregnant again.

    Does anyone know how Tricare is in regards to adoption? I suppose what I'm asking is if it would pay for the child's birth as if I'd given birth to him/her. I figure that it probably won't pay for the birth mother's medical expenses (like appointments and her hospital stay), but I really don't know either way.

    I'm clueless so any information will really help me out.
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    I am not sure but you could try to contact tricare and see if they can give you some info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *Sarah* View Post
    I am not sure but you could try to contact tricare and see if they can give you some info.
    I'm just so overwhelmed with thinking about getting this process started. We're just talking about it now and won't be ready to start the official process for probably 6 more months at least.

    I'll give them a call though. I'd still like to hear of anyone's personal experiences with tricare and adoption if anyone has any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amazinggrace View Post
    Thank you so much.

    I wonder if the below quote means that prenatal care would be covered if you were successful in getting the baby on the insurance before adoption is finalized (which would be before birth I'm assuming). Anyone have any thoughts? Unfortunately it's too late for me to call today.

    "Military parents can exercise an option to have children that are placed with them covered by their military medical program even before the adoption is finalized. You should apply to the Secretary of your branch of the service for the child to be a "Secretary Designee.""
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    From what I've seen no, they won't pay for the birth. The birthmother isn't covered by tricare. Adoptions of an unborn baby work the same way as if the military member wasn't married to the woman he got pregnant. Prenatal costs wouldn't be covered.

    Good luck with your adoption!
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    Also, most states you can't even claim the baby until a certain time ( the time varies between states) period after birth.
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    If I am reading correctly you are looking into using a Surrogate. How I read the link I would say it does not cover the Surrogate medical expenses however it would cover the child once it is born. You really need to call as the link provided in my opinion is more related to traditional adoption.

    Good Luck, adoption is a great choice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by swrlygrl View Post
    If I am reading correctly you are looking into using a Surrogate. How I read the link I would say it does not cover the Surrogate medical expenses however it would cover the child once it is born. You really need to call as the link provided in my opinion is more related to traditional adoption.

    Good Luck, adoption is a great choice!
    No, a surrogate is when you go into a relationship with someone in order to have them have a child for you. (The pregnancy happens on purpose with the person carrying the child knowing it's not hers.) I know this b/c I was a surrogate. I carried twins for a couple. The twins weren't my genetics. We did an embryo transfer. But, because I had a placental abruption along with other post-pregnancy complications, I'm now high risk.

    We're looking into adopting a baby whose birth mother is already pregnant but does not want to keep the baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss ♥ View Post
    Also, mosts states you can't even claim the baby until a certain time ( the time varies between states) period after birth.
    Yea. In my state the birth mother signs over her rights during pregnancy but has 10 days to change her mind after the birth of the child. On the 11th day the adoption is finalized.
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