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The Promise I Kept – by Mereo Books

by Adele Rickerby

Newly updated for 2020. This revised and updated book documents Adele’s experiences with her daughter, since the book was published originally in 2013 and her ongoing involvement in highlighting the plight of orphans in Romania.

In 1991, Adele Rickerby unable to have a second child because of a medical problem and struggling to cope in a failing marriage, decided to take her future in her hands by adopting a child from Romania.

The misguided policies of the recently-deposed Ceasescu government on family planning had led to the birth of an estimated 100,000 unwanted babies in that country, most housed in horrific circumstances and with the absolute minimum care possible.

The Promise I Kept is Adele’s story of her nightmare journey halfway round the world to find and adopt a baby, to negotiate her way through the barriers created by red tape and corrupt officialdom and finally to carry her tiny new daughter safely home to a life where she could be properly loved and cared for.​


Published: 1 January 2020
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781909544505
Size: 229 x 152
Price: £12.99
Format: Paperback

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