All family members experience grief and loss in the adoption process
Target – parents who want to deal with the losses so they can let go and move forward with the adoptive relationships
Adoptees lose their genetic parents and if they are adopted at an age beyond infancy, then they will have lost foster parents, familiar surroundings, peers and pets, schools. Adoptive parents have also
Impact on the family - adoptive parents find that their family does not meet their hopes and dreams and is never going to be like other families. They realize that they are never going to be *normal* ever again.