Saturday, July 18, 2009

Families of Imagine Adoption (FIA)

Families of Imagine Adoption
Dear friends and family,

Below is a letter that was written by a waiting adoptive mom. It is a form letter that can be cut and pasted to your blogs or websites, if you so wish. Please read it and join the cause:


Over 400 Canadian families have had their dreams of adopting a child internationally shattered. Imagine Adoption, a Canadian adoption agency that facilitates international adoptions declared bankruptcy on July 14, 2010.

The families that have been impacted by the bankruptcy of Imagine Adoption have started a petition to demand that the government take action to ensure that every family have the opportunity to complete their adoption and bring their children home.

As a supporter of international adoption, we need your help to spread the word. Please post a link to our blog on your website and send it to all of your contacts. Many voices are stronger than one.

Here is the link to the new blog that our families have created: Families of Imagine Adoption:

You can find the link to the petition and opportunity to donate in the right hand column of the blog

Our hopes of a family are greatly threatened by this turn of events, not to mention the significant financial investment in the adoption process. Many of us were on the verge of being matched with a child at the time of Imagine Adoption's closure.

For many of us, starting another adoption process is financially and emotionally impossible. Signing on with an adoption agency is much like discovering you are pregnant - from that point on you are a parent, expecting and planning for the arrival of your child (children). We have already endured significant emotional and financial hardship dealing with infertility or similar issues. For others, the loss of time spent in the Imagine process means some families are now too old to become adoptive parents. Their dreams of becoming a family have been crushed by the bankruptcy of this adoption Agency. We do not deserve this.

We believe it is the responsibility of the government, and agency acting on Imagine Adoption's behalf during this time, to do everything in their power to ensure that the adoptions of already contracted families are able to continue.

Thank for your support,

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