At first, I felt reluctant to read Dispositions because so much of it I already see at work. Lane’s book takes you on an in-depth emotional rollercoaster ride: just when you think you know what’s going to happen next, things change. And that’s how it is, unfortunately, in the reality of adopting from the foster system. In many ways, the process is random, case-by-case, and everyone is fragile. Reading the book, I was reminded that the system often forgets about the adoptive parents. (. . .)

Brenda Craig, Social Worker for Family and Children Services, Human Services Agency, City and County of San Francisco