Does adoption mean happily ever after? Adoption is often thought of in rather fairly-tale like terms. John Steley A lost and unwanted child finds a home in a loving family and everyone lives happily ever after. The reality can be very different. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.