The adoption tax credit is set to expire on December 31, 2012. Current law allows prospective adoptive families to take a maximum credit of $13,360 to offset the high cost of adoption. Unless Congress acts to extend this credit, the current credit of up to $13,360 will revert to a maximum credit of $6,000 only for parents adopting children with special needs. Other adoptive parents will not be eligible for the credit.
The credit is an important tool in helping unite children with their forever families. Many of you have benefitted directly from the credit and understand why it is so critical to extend it to all adoptive families.
Will you take action to help America World protect the adoption tax credit?
There are several bills before Congress that will either extend or make permanent the adoption tax credit at it currently exists. Please take a few moments to call or write your Representative and Senator to urge them to support the adoption tax credit.
To contact your Representative click HERE.
To contact your Senator click HERE.
Our good friends at the National Council for Adoption assembled this Adoption Tax Credit Advocacy Kit. The kit provides talking points on the credit as well as sample letters and phone scripts.
While talking points and statistics are effective, please remember that the most effective tool you have as an adoptive family is your story. Be sure to tell your Representatives and Senators how the adoption tax credit helped you bring your son or daughter home.
Thank you for your faithful service to orphaned and vulnerable children.
Andrew C. Brown
Director of Corporate Governance