The three main groups of adoption are usually represented by a triangle however; this can misrepresent the reality of the members of adoption.The triangle appears to:
- Demonstrate an equal distance or separation between the three members.
- Show an equal or harmonious connection between the adoptee and the adoptee's two families.
- Symbolize that the birth family and adoptive family are raising the child's interest above their own.
- Exhibit that the relationship or communication between the adoptee and their adoptive and birth family is equal and similar.
These are rarely true.