In Exploring the path from foster care to stable and lasting adoption: Perceptions of foster care alumni (Children and Youth Services Review, 55, 111-120), Mariscal et. al. conducted qualitative research directed at increasing understanding surrounding the experiences of youth who had been in foster care and their perceptions of enablers and barriers to successful adoption. A small sample of 16 foster care alumni were interviewed. A variety of themes emerged including “adoptive parent preparation, service quality, and system response and understanding of trauma” among other areas. Practice recommendations are offered.