I think as parent(s) we prepare for anything, give everything and expect nothing.We all hope that by subscribing to that philosophy that everyone will live happily ever after at the end. Yeah, not so much in this case. I read this book as an additional resource for PPT/PRIDE classes. I’d recommend this to any foster or adoptive parents before you do that “behaviors” form the agency asks you to fill out. I found the info more informative coming from a parent’s POV (who is with the child 24/7) rather than a shrink or a social worker who spends only 1 or 2 hours/wk with the child.