Adoptions can be wonderful for both the child and the family, but when things go seriously wrong adoptions can be traumatic experiences especially for the adoptive parents. Trauma of any type has predictable consequences. In this article the trauma that can impact adoptive parents is compared with posttraumatic stress disorder. While not an actual diagnosis, Post-Traumatic Adoption can be a useful parallel with PTSD to help consider the causes, the symptoms and the solutions to very difficult adoptions. Knowing the signs of Post-Traumatic Adoption can help prevent the condition and help recover from very difficult adoptions. (13 pages)