Meredith and Derek Adopt Baby Zola
Derek and Meredith met baby Zola and were so taken by her, that they began the adoption process. The problem was, the news of Meredith's firing reached the counselor and put the adoption in jeopardy. Meredith didn't know what to do and took Zola. After hemming and hawing for some time, she called Cristina for help. They decided to return Zola to the counselor and tell her that she was just having a checkup after some routine labs. Too bad the red flags were already waved and Zola was taken away. Later, it became even more intense when Zola was admitted after having seizures. Derek and Meredith were so beside themselves after learning this, that they risked the adoption just to find out how she was doing. Elsewhere and unbeknownst to them, Alex tracked down and convinced a sick judge to give them a hearing. It was nothing but good news after that because Zola legally became Derek and Meredith's daughter!