Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Adoption Tax Credit Due to Expire in 2010

I had no idea that the adoption tax credit was not a permanent thing. I have a feeling this may be a shock to many adoptive families. The tax credit is often the only way a family is able to adopt due to the expense. I am personally scared that the credit will expire before we are able to take advantage of it. We are really counting on this credit to help absorb some of the huge financial burden our adoption will be.

I am in a bit of a freak out but found this site that explains the situation and links to listings for your Congressional Reps and Senators. I have a list of people who will be receiving letters from me very soon. I am also asking my family and friends to take the time to write or email on behalf of anyone who has ever or will ever adopt.

I am also asking that anyone who reads this, even if you are not personally involved in an adoption situation, would take just a minute to help those of us who really need this.

There are even sample letters that you can change to fit your situation.

Thank you to anyone who takes the time to write.


Evergreen said...

I just found your blog and have been reading about your journey into adoption. I too am new to adoption - we are in process with our homestudy. Anyway, thanks for the info about the tax credit - we'll start writing letters!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I hadn't heard this! I'll definitely keep this bookmarked to write letters when I have some time and it's another reason for us to get hopping on a second adoption quickly...I hope Congress realizes what a great tax credit this is and renews it.