Help Support the Adoption Tax Credit

We’d welcome your advocacy and support for the Adoption Tax Credit!

adoption-taxAdoption STAR believes that the cost of an adoption should not be a barrier that prevents children from finding loving families.

The Adoption Tax Credit Working Group (which Adoption STAR is part of) has made progress on the bipartisan Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act (S. 950/H.R. 2434), but we still have work to do before congressional recess in July. We need your help, as our last chance to advance the ATC bill this Congress is quickly approaching!

There are 14 new cosponsors of H.R. 2434! Your phone calls and emails lead to more cosponsors of the ATC bill, which increases the likelihood that the bill will be considered.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced a new Task Force on Tax Reform with the principle of limiting “credits that riddle the tax code.” We understand there is bipartisan interest in simplifying the tax code, but we know that the ATC makes adoption a more viable option for many children and families. Please keep the ATC from being eliminated in any tax reform efforts by:

  1. Asking the House Ways & Means Committee to consider H.R. 2434 before recess in July;
  2. Asking your Members of Congress to cosponsor S. 950/H.R. 2434;
  3. Liking the ATC on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and spreading the word!
  4. Sharing your story! Send it to and we will share it on our blog and with the Tax Credit Working Group.

Looking for sample letters? Want to learn more about how you can play a role in saving the Adoption Tax Credit?

Thank you for helping to advocate for this very important tax credit that impacts countless adoptive families!