The Post-Adoption Blues Overcoming the Unforeseen Challenges of Adoption By Karen J. Foli, Ph.D. and John R. Thompson, M.D. The path to parenting through adoption is rich with rewards and fulfillment. But it’s not without bumps. This compassionate, illuminating, and ultimately uplifting book is the first to offer solutions for the normal but unspoken feelings of stress that an estimated 1.3 million adoptive families encounter as they cope with new challenges and expectations. From the back cover of The Post-Adoption Blues.