We are so excited to share our Ethiopian adoption adventure, and our CRAZY lives with all of you! Our hope is that it will encourage you to step out in faith to do what God has called you to do! There are FIELDS of fatherless children waiting for someone to care for them, to love them, to tell them of JESUS' love for them...will YOU be the one??

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Adoption Tax Credit

This from Linny over at aplacecalledsimplicity.blogspot.com..and I say JUST DO IT!:)

Adoption Tax Credit

As you all know, adoption is pretty huge in our family, our home and our hearts. Hearing from people around the world, financial concerns are top of most lists why people hesitate to adopt. The adoption tax credit has definitely been an incentive to many....in fact I know of some, who have claimed their credit over the last few years and turned around and used the refund to adopt again {go guys!}.

Well, this morning, Sarah, a bloggy friend wrote asking if I was aware of adoption tax credit situation.

Here's the information she shared:

In 2013 the tax credit will be a maximum of $6,000 for parents adopting children with special needs. There will be no adoption tax credit available for all other adoptive parents beginning in tax year 2013.

Could you ask your readers to sign the petition at
at http://www.change.org/petitions/make-adoption-costs-fully-refundable-in-the-2012-2013-tax-years

Additionally, there is a bill in Congress trying to get passed and if it goes through there will be a PERMANENT tax credit put in place.

There are some key politicians who need to receive letters/emails supporting the adoption tax credit. The following politicians are sponsors of this Adoption Bill, if you reside in one of these states it is extremely important that you send some type of communication to them:

Richard Burr [R-NC]
Robert Casey [D-PA]
Thad Cochran [R-MS]
Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
Kay Hutchison [R-TX]
Tim Johnson [D-SD]
Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
Pat Roberts [R-KS]
John Thune [R-SD]

In addition to these Finance Committee members:

Sen. Max Baucus [D-MT]
Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
Sen. Jeff Bingaman [D-NM]
Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
Sen. Thomas Coburn [R-OK]
Sen. Kent Conrad [D-ND]
Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

Please consider taking a moment to sign the petition linked above. There are currently 25,000+ signatures on it...with a whole bunch more needed! Signing the petition takes about a minute, at the most. A small amount of time to lend a hand to the orphan crisis.

If you live in one of the states listed above, please would you call our representative and show your support? Every call does make a difference.

Please consider Facebooking, blogging and emailing friends and family asking them to join in. Feel free to link to this post. It doesn't matter if you have adopted, are adopting or hope to adopt....your help is still needed!

There are 163,000,000 reasons why signing the petition and praying for favor is a must!

Thank you sweet friends! And on behalf of the 163,000,000 orphans whose families will find them, thank you as well!

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