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Meredith Gales

Last year, Meredith Gales successfully adopted a girl from a West African country, a process that she wrote about for our website. Here she explains what life has been like for her new family more

Aug 29, 2011 12:00 AM FEATURES

There's a birthday to celebrate in this month's adoption column more

Jul 28, 2011 9:21 PM LIVING

Last year, Meredith Gales successfully adopted a girl from a West African country, a process that she wrote about for our website. Here she explains what life has been like for her new family more

May 30, 2011 1:28 PM FEATURES

Signing out (for the moment)

Our adoption blogger takes a break while she waits on some papers more

Jun 28, 2010 11:51 AM Diary of a Barcelona adoption 2 Comments

The long and winding road...

Our adoption blogger talks about the difficulties and uncertainty of getting a visa for her daughter more

May 25, 2010 10:00 AM Diary of a Barcelona adoption

What's next?

The next step in Meredith Gales's journey to adopting her daughter is arranging with someone on the ground to get key paperwork sorted out more

May 17, 2010 10:45 AM Diary of a Barcelona adoption

Foreign affairs

Meredith Gales says that sometimes telling the truth is better than saying what they want to hear in her ongoing process of international adoption more

May 4, 2010 10:23 AM Diary of a Barcelona adoption 2 Comments

The End of the Line

Meredith Gales reports on moving along in her international adoption process, and believing a crucial milestone had been passed more

Apr 26, 2010 12:14 PM Diary of a Barcelona adoption

Studying your home

Our adoption blogger describes the experience of getting a home fit for two more

Apr 5, 2010 10:49 AM Diary of a Barcelona adoption

Do your groundwork

Meredith Gales contemplates the importance of finding out as much as possible about the background of your potential adopted child more

Mar 29, 2010 10:30 PM Diary of a Barcelona adoption

The big ask

Meredith Gales broaches the issue of people's reactions to her "selfless" decision to go through with an international adoption more

Mar 24, 2010 10:54 AM Diary of a Barcelona adoption

Rules are there to be bent

Our blogger describes the importance of being prepared when embarking on an international adoption more

Mar 15, 2010 10:25 PM Diary of a Barcelona adoption

Back to square one

Our blogger Meredith Gales describes the emotional ups and downs of adopting a child from abroad more

Feb 15, 2010 8:00 AM Diary of a Barcelona adoption

Adoption agencies in Catalunya

Our blogger Meredith Gales details how adoption agencies here work more

Feb 1, 2010 10:58 AM Diary of a Barcelona adoption

To Hague or not to Hague. That is the question….

Discover how the world is divided up, for international adoption purposes, by those who've ratified the Hague Convention on the matter and those who haven't more

Jan 25, 2010 10:49 AM Diary of a Barcelona adoption 2 Comments

The rules and regulations

Meredith Gales explains the system in Catalunya setting out the hows and the wheres of adopting from abroad more

Jan 18, 2010 11:11 AM Diary of a Barcelona adoption

'When will she arrive?'

Meredith Gales writes about her experiences of adopting a child from West Africa more

Jan 11, 2010 11:47 AM Diary of a Barcelona adoption 1 Comments