The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption encourages YOU to advocate for the Adoption Tax Credit.
Adoptive families can benefit dramatically when programs, systems, and resources exists to support them. Historically, one incredible source of support has been the Adoption Tax Credit (ATC). A great deal of work is currently underway to both preserve the ATC and make it fully refundable.
Adoption STAR is a member of the ATC Working Group, a collaboration of 144 adoption and child welfare organizations with the shared goals of making the ATC inclusive of all children, a permanent part of the tax code, fully refundable, and a flat maximum credit for the adoption of special needs children. The ATC Working Group has collaborated with Members of Congress to introduce two ATC-related bills. The Senate bill (S. 950) has gained 6 cosponsors and the House bill (H.R. 2434) has 9 cosponsors. We would like to have many more.
Below are a few important ways you can support the ATC and the congressional leaders who support it:
* Call and encourage Members of Congress to support S. 950 and H.R. 2434 (click here to find your Members);
* Share and spread the word on Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/AdoptionTaxCredit?fref=nf) #SaveATC;
* Please use Twitter and retweet (https://twitter.com/AdoptTaxCredit) @AdoptTaxCredit #SaveATC.
Here is the link to more information about the bill: Answer Questions About Your Government
For Buffalo and Rochester-based families, here is the information for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s office. You can call the office and let staff know that you support the adoption tax credit S950. They will ask for your name and zip code.
Suite 511; 726 Exchange Street, Buffalo, New York 14210
Phone: (716) 854-9725
Room 4195; 100 State Street, Rochester, New York 14614
Phone: (585) 263-6250
Give her a call and let her know where you stand!