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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Expect The Unexpected

Expect the unexpected is what we heard over and over at the start of our adoption journey. Going with the flow became a bit of a slogan. We thought we could handle the ups and downs of this roller coaster ride. However, news we received yesterday has left us numb. In a sense, our world has been turned upside down and we can do nothing but wait and see if it is flipped back up.

You may have seen headlines already which is why I am posting this.

Our facilitator, Imagine Adoption, yesterday announced it has filed for bankruptcy.

Our agency in Victoria found out about it (as did all other agencies) as the news broke yesterday midday. No one knew of anything gone wrong. But apparently something has. Something has gone very very wrong.

We are at a loss. I am emotionally drained and numb.

Both the Globe and Mail as well as CTV have already posted articles with fierce comments from their readers. I can't read them. I won't read them for fear that any embellishment or speculation will drain me more.

Please take whatever you read with a grain of salt because truly, all we know at this point is that DBO Dunwoody Limited (Financial Recovery Services) was appointed today as the Trustee in Bankruptcy. BDO is speaking with many stakeholders to move matters forward (whatever that means). The Ministry of Community and Youth Services will also be responsible to take some sort of action as they are the ones who license Imagine Adoption. This is all I, or anyone knows first hand. Period.

Sue Hayhow the Executive Director of Imagine is now in Africa. She arrived on Monday afternoon.

I will post anything as I know it.

We have so much invested in this. Off the top of my head I think of...
  • the children who now will not be with Forever Families
  • the baby sister our boys are excitedly anticipating
  • our time, emotions, energy
  • our finances (right now Imagine has about $13, is marginally possible we could recover $7000...though we don't hold hope...we've lost an additional $9000 if we don't pursue another adoption through our local agency)
I would anticipate Sue Hayhow will do everything in her power to see the dossiers matched with children and families. However, it will take a miracle with no money.

Pray for a miracle.


FTD said...

my heart aches...
we will pray for a miracle

sarah said...

this is terrible!
i'm hoping/praying that you'll get some better news soon.

kelli said...

Horrible. I'm sorry, Ash! I'll put my faith in the pool for a miracle too.

Dana said...

Sweet Jesus, be with Ashleigh, Ben, Noah and Tait...Cast all our cares upon Him. My heart is aching for you as well.

John and Andrea said...

My heart is sad, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. **hugs**