All money paid by the adoptive family is deposited into our law firm trust account and remains your money until the funds are disbursed. No funds are disbursed without approval by the adoptive family. We do not take our fee until the Judge has signed the Order for Adoption, after the 10 day waiting period has passed. If the adoption falls through because the adoptive couple backed out, they may not be entitled to a refund. If the adoption falls through because of other reasons, the adoptive family will be entitled to a refund of any monies not disbursed.