In “We were not planning on this, but …’: Adoptive parents’ reactions and adaptations to unmet expectations,” (Child and Family Social Work, March 2015), Moyer and Goldberg explored how adoptive parents responded to unanticipated characteristics in their children. Forty-five couples were interviewed for this study; 30 of the couples had adopted from the child welfare system and 15 had adopted an infant domestically. The researchers interviewed the couples surrounding their “unfulfilled expectations” about child characteristics of age, gender, race and special needs. These disappointed expectations were particularly poignant for parents who experienced a lack of support combined with a feeling as though they had little influence to shape the child’s characteristics. The researchers identified “cognitive flexibility” and “adequate support” as variables that influence a positive transition to adoptive parenthood. The researchers discuss implications for pre- and post- adoption support and education.