Programs such as Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) food stamps, medicaid and other payment or in-kind programs for categorically eligible families. Indications are that unwed mothers who choose to parent their infants and children have a higher probability of applying for and receiving public assistance than do birthmothers who choose adoption for their children. (See also BIRTHMOTHER.)
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