Recently, in our Adoption Tax Credit Information post we encouraged families to contact their congressman or senator, in order to ask them to work to increase the tax credit for 2011 and all subsequent years, as it is a very important resource for many families. (You can find your representative’s contact information at https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml.)
In order to make this easier for families, here is a simple template:
The Honorable FIRST NAME LAST NAME
U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. ZIP CODE
Dear Senator LAST NAME:
My family and I are your constituents in NAME OF TOWN. We request your support of The Adoption Tax Relief Guarantee Act of 2009, H.R. 213 (FOR HOUSE) or S.2816 (FOR SENATE).
The adoption tax credit that this legislation would make permanent is very important to my family and me. Without this significant financial assistance, we would not have been able to adopt our beautiful son (or daughter), NAME. I am including a photo of my son/daughter.
As you may know, adoption expenses can easily exceed $20,000, a significant sum to most families. Without the adoption tax credit, it would likely be very difficult or impossible for many families to adopt. Through this adoption tax credit, I believe that many more children will find new, loving families like my own.
I urge you to co-sponsor H.R. 213 (FOR HOUSE) or S.2816 (FOR SENATE). This legislation is very important to me and I, along with other adoptive families across the nation, will be following its progress through Congress. Thank you in advance for your support of this legislation that truly serves children who need families.