We encourage you to advocate for a refundable tax credit for adoptive families. Let your voice be heard!
Adoption STAR is a member of the adoption tax credit working group. Our friends at the North American Council on Adoptable Children have asked us to help “spread the word” as it relates to advocacy work on the tax credit itself. Please note the following:
“A refundable adoption tax credit makes an enormous difference in terms of which families are able to claim it. Some families will never be able to adopt without the benefit of the adoption tax credit. Others will adopt, but won’t benefit at all, which may mean they face challenges meeting their children’s needs, particularly if they adopted a child who has special needs from foster care. If we increase low- and moderate-income families’ access to the credit, we make adoption possible for more waiting children. To ensure the adoption tax credit is promoting adoptions, we must ensure that more adoptive families are able to access it.
We are asking you to call, email, post on Facebook or Twitter, or otherwise contact your two Senators and your Representative to ask them to protect the adoption tax credit and make it refundable by becoming cosponsors of the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act. On the Senate side, ask them to become co-sponsors of S. 950. On the House side, the bill number is H.R. 2434.”
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