Did you know that the adoption tax credit may go away?
As you can tell, we believe that those with a call toward adoption should have barriers (like the financial strain) eradicated. Speak up with us and make your support of a permanent adoption tax credit known!
New legislation can make the tax credit permanent. Unless legislation is passed, the Federal adoption tax credit that allows many adopting families to take a credit of up to $12,150 (2009) is scheduled to expire in December 2010.
Here’s what to do:
(much of the text below is updated from the Adoptivefamilies.com website)
- Find the name and Washington, D.C. mailing address of your Representative and Senators at http://www.congress.org/. To find e-mail addresses, click through to the Senator’s or Congressperson’s Web site.
- Next, log on to http://thomas.loc.gov/to find out whether your Congresspersons are already co-sponsors of the legislation. On the thomas.loc.gov opening page, under “Search Bill Summary and Status,” search by bill number for H.R. 213. Then click on “Bill summary and Status.” On the page that comes up, click on “Cosponsors,” “Text of Legislation,” or “All Congressional Actions” to follow the progress of the bill.
- If your representatives have not signed on as co-sponsors of the bill, send them your request that they do so. Tell them how much you or other families you know are counting on it to be available in the future. Emphasize that the tax credit truly results in more children finding homes. Tell them that this is so important to you that you will be following the bill’s progress through Congress.
A sample letter to send his here: