In an adoption there is always the risk that, before parental rights are terminated, a birth mother may change her mind and decide to parent the child. Or, a birth father or other family member may try to challenge an adoption. Adoptive parents must willingly acknowledge and accept these risks. Pregnancy-related expenses that have been paid by the adoptive parents cannot be recouped if the adoption falls through. Counseling, education and your own assessment of your ability to handle risk will govern your decision.