Cambridge based adoption agency files for bankruptcy, leaving potential parents wondering, what's next?

Date: 2009-07-14

CAMBRIDGE, ONT - Cambridge based Kids Link International has filed for bankruptcy. The company, which operates under the name Imagine Adoption, helps Canadians adopt children from Africa. An estimated 200 families will be affected.

A notice from Bankruptcy Trustee BDO Dunwoody was posted on the company's website yesterday, saying the board of directors met Friday to discuss their financial situation. The notice says there is not enough funds in the company's accounts to service the families in the program.

The notice says BDO is reviewing Imagine's affairs and will issue legal notice to families and creditors by June 17th.

Potential parents are now left wondering what's next. Robyn Bertucci of Burlington tells 570 News, she and her husband were in the process of adopting a pair of siblings from Ethiopia, and have spent over $13,000 dollars. She says they've been given no information other than the notice on Imagine's website.

Bertucci says she and her husband are devastated, and adds, they're mourning the loss of the kids they're never going to have. She says her main concern though, is all the children who need homes.

Kids Link International is not affiliated with the social agency kidsLINK, which operates out of St. Agatha


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