On May 23, 2013, Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) joined with Congressman Bruce Braley (D-IA) to introduce the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2013. This important piece of legislation would make the Adoption Tax Credit refundable.
Earlier this year, Congress voted to make the adoption tax credit permanent, but not refundable, as part of a larger bill designed to avert the fiscal cliff. While this vote was a step in the right direction, refundability is key to ensuring that adoptive families have access to the resources they need to thrive. Speaking of the bill, Senator Casey said, “The Adoption Tax Credit has be a proven success in increasing families’ ability to offer permanent homes to adoptive children. Making the credit refundable will allow more families to experience its benefits.”
As people who are passionate about the ministry of adoption, it is up to us to make sure our Representatives support this life-saving legislation. Will you take action on behalf of orphaned and vulnerable children by contacting your member of Congress to urge them to vote “YES” on the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2013?
You can follow the progress of the bill HERE.
We will provide updates on the progress of the bill as it makes its way through Congress.
-Andrew C. Brown
Director of Corporate Governance