Diary of an adoption

A question of family

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. Read more

Sep 28, 2011 12:00 AM Diary of a Barcelona adoption

Signing out (for the moment)

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

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

Money to make it go faster...

Our adoption blogger comes across the almost inevitable practice of bribery Read more

Jun 8, 2010 10:39 AM Diary of a Barcelona adoption 1 Comments

The long and winding road...

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

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

I'm a mum!

Important news from our blogger Meredith Gales about her process to adopt a girl from West Africa Read more

May 10, 2010 9:37 AM Diary of a Barcelona adoption 2 Comments

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 Read 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 Read more

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

Not ticking the boxes

Meredith Gales returns to explain the difficulties of fitting in with some of the requirements involved in international adoption Read more

Apr 19, 2010 11:55 AM Diary of a Barcelona adoption 3 Comments

Studying your home

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

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