This afternoon, the House Ways and Means Committee voted 24–16 to add the adoption credit back in. Senators Ted Cruz and John Hoeven confirmed today that the credit would remain. What a great way to celebrate World Adoption Day!
The following quote from Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Libery Commission sums up why the adoption tax credit is so necessary:
“This is not just some other policy, but a lifeline to children in need and to families trying to welcome them into their homes,” said Moore. “It is in the national interest to see to it that vulnerable children are protected, not exiled in a system. I’m glad to see that interest upheld rather than torpedoed in the Senate’s proposal.”