If your employer continues to pay your salary for the duration of your entitlement, the Federal Compensation Office (CFC) will pay the adoption allowance to your employer.
In the event of any dispute with your employer, or under special circumstances, you may request direct payment of your adoption allowance by the CFC. Special circumstances would apply, for example, if your employer were insolvent or in default or if you have another job and your employer has not been informed of facts relating to this (amount of salary, self-employment, etc.).
You may ask for the adoption allowance to be paid to your dependants entitled to maintenance or support.
The adoption allowance is paid in arrears at the end of your adoption leave or after the 12-month qualifying period has expired.
The adoption allowance can also be paid to you abroad.