In 1991, unable to have a second child because of a medical problem and struggling to cope in a failing marriage, New Zealander
Adele Rickerby 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.
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.